Sunday, November 02, 2008

Be Prepared Tuesday!

I love Chris Barnett from the Sec. of St. office who sends me super press releases & is always responsive to my inquiries. I'd vote for her (I'm fairly sure it's a "her") any day! Thanks to Sec. Mollis for hiring her!

"[Here is advice] which Secretary of State Mollis hopes will help voters cope with the expected record turnout on November 4. I embedded links in the body of the email. If the links don't work on your site, here are the URL's in order of appearance at the end of this email:

With record turnout predicted for Election Day, Secretary of State Mollis is urging voters to be prepared.

Because this is Rhode Island's third election this year, voters may be headed to their new third polling place since March. So use the Secretary of State's Voter Information Center confirm the location of your polling place ahead of time. You can also see a sample ballot for your neighborhood. Review your choices now so you are ready to vote when you get to the poll.
Rhode Island has registered 42,000 new voters since February, Even if you aren't voting for the first time, check the accuracy of your voter registration info now. That will give you time to resolve any discrepancy with your local board of canvassers now rather than at a busy polling place on Election Day.

Mollis warns that turnout will be heaviest from 7-9 a.m. and from 5-7 p.m. So, vote during off hours when you can get in and out of the polls faster. Any eligible voter in line when the doors close at 9 p.m. will be allowed to cast a ballot. And you are allowed to bring a marked sample ballot or other material that will help you in the voting booth.

If your name is not on the voter registration list at your polling place, you are eligible to vote a provisional ballot. Your ballot will be counted if elections officials determine that you are properly registered.

“I encourage you to take advantage of your right to vote. The upcoming presidential election may set America’s course for the next eight years. Your vote matters. Make your voice heard,” Mollis says. "
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