Tuesday, Sept. 9, is primary day for local, state and one national race. In East Greenwich, polls open at 7 a.m. and don’t close until 8 p.m. If you are unsure of where to vote, check with the Rhode Island Secretary of State here. Poll workers will ask you to show a current and valid photo ID when you vote at your polling place. If you DO NOT have a valid photo ID with you, you will be able to cast a provisional ballot, which will be counted if the signature you give at the polling place matches the signature on your voter registration.
These are the offices that will appear on the Sept. 9 ballot:
- Senator in Congress (Republican)
- Governor (Republican and Democrat)
- Secretary of State (Democrat)
- General Treasurer (Democrat)
- Senator in General Assembly Dist. 33 (Democrat)
- Senator in General Assembly Dist. 35 (Republican) – Mark Gee and Kim Page
- East Greenwich Town Council (Republican)
Learn more about the GOP council candidates from their answers to EG News questionnaires:
And here are the precincts that will be open (7 a.m. to 8 p.m.) in East Greenwich for the primary:
- Precinct 0901 East Greenwich High School, 300 Avenger Drive
- Precinct 0902 Hanaford Elementary, 200 Middle Road
- Precinct 0903 Swift Community Center, 121 Peirce Street
- Precinct 0904 Archie Cole Middle School, 100 Cedar Avenue
- Precinct 0905 Frenchtown School, 1100 Frenchtown Road
For more information, go to the R.I. Sec. of State’s elections page here, the state Board of Elections website here, or call the EG Board of Canvassers at 401-886-8603.
Voting at Frenchtown School is a challenge as to parking. It appears that there has been a lack of coordintion with the School Department since a Teachers’ inservice day is going on and the parking lot is packed with teacher cars leaving vitually NO spots for voters!! People are driving off because the place looks as though the voting lines will be extremely long even if they found a place to park to go in and check! Hopefully someone gets it right and opens up those slots FAST. This is one of the largest voting districts and it should have been anticipated that the parking was needed for voters!
Thanks for the scoop, Pat.