Want to Vote in Sept. 9 Primary? Register by Sunday

by | Aug 8, 2014

If you want to vote in the Sept. 9 primary and you aren’t yet registered, you’ve only got until Sunday, Aug. 10, to make it happen.

You can either get to the Town Clerk’s office today (Friday), which is open until 4:30 p.m. or you can fill out a registration form at the East Greenwich Police Station on Sunday between 1 and 4 p.m.

State law requires Rhode Islanders to register to vote at least 30 days before the primary. In order to register, you must be at least 18 years old by Nov. 4, a resident of Rhode Island and a U.S. citizen. You must be at least 18 years old by Sept. 9, in order to vote in the primary.

You can check your registration status at the Rhode Island Secretary of State’s website here. Remember, when you move to a new town, you need to re-register in order to vote in your new town.

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)

East Greenwich Town Council (Republican)

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 www.sos.ri.gov/vic to find your precinct or call the EG Board of Canvassers at 401-886-8603.

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