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Thu, 09 Aug 2018 12:45:00 GMT

Secretary Gorbea reminds Rhode Islanders of important deadlines for September primaries

PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding eligible Rhode Islanders of two important deadlines for the September 12 primaries.

The first, quickly approaching date is the voter registration deadline on Monday, August 13. Eligible Rhode Islanders can go to vote.ri.gov to register to vote online or update their voter information if they have recently moved or changed their names. Eligible Rhode Islanders without online access should complete the process by contacting their local board of canvassers at their city or town hall.

"In order to be a voter, you need to be prepared. This means making sure your voter registration is up to date and you understand your options for casting a ballot if you can't make it to the polls on September 12 to vote in the primaries," Secretary Gorbea said.

Although the August 13 deadline falls on a state holiday, every city and town has made arrangements for residents to register or change their address using a paper form on the last day to register to vote. Those looking to register or update their information can download a voter registration form at vote.ri.gov.

The second approaching deadline is for those who are unable to make it to the polls on primary day and wish to vote by mail. Voters must submit their mail ballot applications to their local board of canvassers by August 22. Voters can download the mail ballot applications at vote.ri.gov or by calling their local board of canvassers to request one.

For the first time in Rhode Island, Secretary Gorbea is including return postage for all mail ballots, making it easier to vote by mail. All mail ballots must be received by the State Board of Elections by 8 p.m. on September 12.

For more information on submitting a mail ballot or any other information related to elections and voting in Rhode Island, please visit the Rhode Island Department of State's Voter Information Center online at www.vote.ri.gov or call (401) 222-2340.

Local voter registration drop-off locations for Monday, August 13:

Barrington Police Station |100 Federal Rd. | 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Bristol Police Station |395 Metacom Ave. | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Burrillville Town Hall |10 Court St. | 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Central Falls Police Station |150 Illinois St.| 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Charlestown Police Station | 4901 Old Post Rd. | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Coventry Police Station | 1075 Main St.| Noon – 4 p.m.
Cranston City Hall |869 Park Ave., Rm 100| 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cumberland Police Station |1380 Diamond Hill Rd. |1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
East Greenwich Police Station |176 First Ave.| 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
East Providence Police Station | 750 Waterman Ave. | 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Exeter Town Hall | 675 Ten Rod Rd. | 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Foster Town Hall | 181 Howard Hill Rd. | all day
Police Station | 182 Howard Hill Rd. | all day
Glocester Police Station | 162 Chopmist Hill Rd. | Noon – 4:00 p.m.
Hopkinton Police Station | 402 Woodville Rd. | 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Jamestown Town Hall | 93 Narragansett Ave.| 1:00 pm – 4:00 p.m.
Johnston Police Station | 1651 Atwood Ave. | 1:00 pm – 4:00 p.m.
Lincoln Police Station | 100 Old River Rd. | 8:00 am – 4:00 p.m.
Little Compton Public Safety Complex | 60 Simmons Rd.| 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Middletown Police Station | 123 Valley Rd. | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Narragansett Police Station | 40 Caswell St. | 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
New Shoreham Police Station | Beach Ave. | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Newport Police Station | 120 Broadway | Noon – 4:00 p.m.
North Kingstown Town Hall | 100 Fairway Dr. | 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
North Providence Police Station | 1967 Mineral Spring Ave. | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
North Smithfield Police Station | 575 Smithfield Rd. | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Pawtucket Blackstone Valley Visitors Center |175 Main St.| 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Portsmouth Fire Station | 2300 East Main Rd.| 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Providence Public Safety Complex | 325 Washington St. |1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Richmond Police Station | 1169 Main St. | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Scituate Police Station | 116 Main St. | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Smithfield Police Station | 215 Pleasant View Ave. | 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
South Kingstown Public Safety Complex | 1790 Kingstown Rd. | 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tiverton Police Station | 20 Industrial Way | 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Warren Police Station | 1 Joyce St. | 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Warwick Police Station | 99 Veterans Memorial Dr. | 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
West Greenwich Police Station | 280 Victory Highway | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
West Warwick Town Hall | 1170 Main St. | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Westerly Police Station | 61 Airport Rd. | all day
Woonsocket Police Station | 242 Clinton St. | 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

La Secretaria Gorbea reitera importancia de fechas límites previo a las elecciones primarias de septiembre

PROVIDENCE, RI – La Secretaria de Estado Nellie M. Gorbea reiteró hoy la importancia de dos fechas límites relacionadas a las elecciones primarias del 12 de septiembre. Estas fechas incluyen el plazo para inscribirse como votante y el plazo para solicitar una boleta electoral a domicilio.

La primera fecha que se acerca rápidamente es la fecha límite para inscribirse para votar, la cual es el lunes, 13 de agosto. Los residentes de Rhode Island elegibles para votar pueden ir a vote.ri.gov para inscribirse para votar por internet o actualizar su información de votante si se han mudado o han cambiado sus nombres recientemente. Los residentes de Rhode Island elegibles para votar sin acceso al internet deben completar el proceso comunicándose con su junta local de elecciones en su ciudad o pueblo.

"Para ser votante, se necesita que Usted esté preparado. Esto significa asegurándose de que su registro de votante esté actualizado y usted entienda sus opciones para emitir su voto si no puede llegar a las urnas el 12 de septiembre para votar en las primarias," dijo la Secretaria Gorbea.

Aunque la fecha límite del 13 de agosto cae en un día feriado estatal, todas las ciudades y pueblos han hecho arreglos para que los residentes se inscriban para votar o cambien su dirección usando un formulario en papel este último día. Aquellos que deseen inscribirse para votar o actualizar su información pueden descargar un formulario de inscripción de votante en vote.ri.gov.

La segunda fecha límite que se está acercando para aquellos votantes que no pueden llegar a las urnas el día de la primaria y desean votar por correo. Los votantes deben enviar sus solicitudes para votar por correo a su junta local de elecciones antes del 22 de agosto. Los votantes pueden descargar las solicitudes para votar por correo en vote.ri.gov o llamando a su junta local de elecciones para solicitar un formulario.

Por primera vez en Rhode Island, quienes voten por correo no tendrán que ponerle estampillas al sobre con su papeleta completada. El costo del franqueo postal para enviar su papeleta de vuelta a la junta electoral está cubierto por la Secretaría de Estado. Todas las papeletas de correo deben ser recibidas por la Junta Estatal de Elecciones a las 8 p.m. el 12 de septiembre.

Para más información sobre la presentación de una solicitud para votar por correo o cualquier otra información relacionada con las elecciones y la votación en Rhode Island, por favor visite el Centro de Información para Votantes del Departamento de Estado de Rhode Island en su página de internet en www.vote.ri.gov o llame al (401) 222-2340.

Lugares de entrega de inscripciones de votantes para el lunes 13 de agosto:

Barrington Police Station |100 Federal Rd. | 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Bristol Police Station |395 Metacom Ave. | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Burrillville Town Hall |10 Court St. | 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Central Falls Police Station |150 Illinois St.| 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Charlestown Police Station | 4901 Old Post Rd. | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Coventry Police Station | 1075 Main St.| Noon – 4 p.m.
Cranston City Hall |869 Park Ave., Rm 100| 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cumberland Police Station |1380 Diamond Hill Rd. |1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
East Greenwich Police Station |176 First Ave.| 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
East Providence Police Station | 750 Waterman Ave. | 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Exeter Town Hall | 675 Ten Rod Rd. | 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Foster Town Hall | 181 Howard Hill Rd. | all day
Police Station | 182 Howard Hill Rd. | all day
Glocester Police Station | 162 Chopmist Hill Rd. | Noon – 4:00 p.m.
Hopkinton Police Station | 402 Woodville Rd. | 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Jamestown Town Hall | 93 Narragansett Ave.| 1:00 pm – 4:00 p.m.
Johnston Police Station | 1651 Atwood Ave. | 1:00 pm – 4:00 p.m.
Lincoln Police Station | 100 Old River Rd. | 8:00 am – 4:00 p.m.
Little Compton Public Safety Complex | 60 Simmons Rd.| 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Middletown Police Station | 123 Valley Rd. | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Narragansett Police Station | 40 Caswell St. | 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
New Shoreham Police Station | Beach Ave. | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Newport Police Station | 120 Broadway | Noon – 4:00 p.m.
North Kingstown Town Hall | 100 Fairway Dr. | 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
North Providence Police Station | 1967 Mineral Spring Ave. | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
North Smithfield Police Station | 575 Smithfield Rd. | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Pawtucket Blackstone Valley Visitors Center |175 Main St.| 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Portsmouth Fire Station | 2300 East Main Rd.| 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Providence Public Safety Complex | 325 Washington St. |1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Richmond Police Station | 1169 Main St. | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Scituate Police Station | 116 Main St. | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Smithfield Police Station | 215 Pleasant View Ave. | 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
South Kingstown Public Safety Complex | 1790 Kingstown Rd. | 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tiverton Police Station | 20 Industrial Way | 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Warren Police Station | 1 Joyce St. | 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Warwick Police Station | 99 Veterans Memorial Dr. | 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
West Greenwich Police Station | 280 Victory Highway | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
West Warwick Town Hall | 1170 Main St. | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Westerly Police Station | 61 Airport Rd. | all day
Woonsocket Police Station | 242 Clinton St. | 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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