Friday, August 08, 2008

Voter Registrations Due Friday

From Communications Director Chris Barnett:

Secretary of State Mollis is reminding Rhode Islanders they have until tomorrow, August 9, to register to vote in the September 9 primary.

Even though the deadline to register to vote falls on a Saturday, his office at 148 West River St. in Prodence will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. In addition, Mollis published a list of the locations in every city and town that will be open on Saturday so people can take advantage of the extra day to register to vote.

“The overwhelming activity we’ve had so far this year shows Rhode Islanders are passionate about this year’s elections. This is their last chance to make sure they are eligible to make their voices heard in the primary,” he said.

Completed voter registration forms that have not been turned into local board of canvassers by tomorrow must be postmarked by August 9 in order to make the deadline.

Our District has a Primary due to Sen. Jack Reed being challenged by fellow Dem. Chris Young. Anyone running for a State office (Senate or Reps) will find their names on the ballot if they are a Dem. I do not believe that Republicans will participate in the Primary, although I could be wrong.

You can go to Middletown or Newport Public Libraries from 10 to 4; Brownell Library in Little Compton from 9 to 2; or the Town Clerk's Office in Tiverton from 9-4.

In order to register to vote, you must be at least 18 years of age, a U.S. citizen, a resident of Rhode Island and have a valid social security number or Rhode Island driver’s license. Registering to vote is free. For more info, contact the Secretary of State's office at 222-2340 or elections@sec.state.ri.us.
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