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Thu, 30 Apr 2020 20:30:00 GMT

Secretary Gorbea Reminds Rhode Islanders of May 3 Voter Registration Deadline

PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding Rhode Islanders that they have until Sunday, May 3, to register to vote or update their voter information for the June 2 Presidential Primary. Rhode Islanders can check their voter registration status by using the Department of State's Voter Information Center. Eligible residents can register to vote in three ways:

1) Go online to

2) Download a voter registration form and submit it to their local board of canvassers by May 3.

3) Drop off a voter registration form at the location listed for their community at the bottom of this release.

"Every one of us has a role to play in preserving our democracy during this unprecedented time," said Secretary Gorbea. "I am committed to making sure that all eligible voters can make their voices heard in a safe and secure manner during this and every election cycle."

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Presidential Primary on June 2 will be a predominantly mail ballot election. All registered voters will receive a mail ballot application. If you are a registered voter and do not receive a mail ballot application by May 1, visit or contact the Department of State's Elections Division at 401-222-2340 or [email protected] Newly registered voters will receive a mail ballot application along with an acknowledgment notice from their local board of canvassers confirming the voter's registration.

For voters who cannot vote by mail and need to vote in person, please know there will be fewer polling places open. The number and locations of polling places will be determined by the Rhode Island Board of Elections.

Another important date for voters to be aware of – May 4 is the deadline for registered voters to disaffiliate from their political party prior to the Presidential Primary. Rhode Island has a semi-closed primary, which allows unaffiliated voters to vote in either party primary being held on June 2. Registered Democrat and Republican voters can vote only in their own party's primary.

Voters looking to disaffiliate from a party or change their party affiliation must do so before the May 4 deadline. This update can be done online using the Department of State's Voter Information Center at Voters can also change their party affiliation by downloading a voter registration form and either mailing or delivering it to their local board of canvassers. Disaffiliations must be received by 4 p.m. on May 4.

Voters can learn more about Rhode Island's predominantly mail ballot Presidential Primary, including other key dates and frequently asked questions, by using Secretary Gorbea's online guide here:

Local voter registration form drop-off locations:

Barrington: Barrington Police Station - Safety Building 100 Federal Rd. 8:30a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Bristol: Bristol Town Hall - Drop Box 10 Court St. All day

Burrillville: American Legion Hall 103 Harrisville Main St., Harrisville, RI 02830 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Central Falls: Central Falls City Hall 580 Broad St. 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Charlestown: Charlestown Police Department - Drop Box in the Lobby 4901 Old Post Rd. 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Coventry: Coventry Town Hall 1670 Flat River Rd. May 2nd & 3rd 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Cranston: Cranston City Hall 869 Park Ave. 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Cumberland: Cumberland Police Department 1379 Diamond Hill Rd. 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

East Greenwich: East Greenwich Police Department - Front Vestibule 176 First Ave. 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

East Providence: East Providence City Hall - Drop Box 145 Taunton Ave. 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Exeter: Exeter Town Hall - Drop Box at Side Door (next to Parking Lot) 675 Ten Rod Rd. All Day

Foster: Foster Town Hall 181 Howard Hill Rd. Always Available

Glocester: Glocester Police Dispatch - Drop Box 162 Chopmist Hill Rd. 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Hopkinton: Hopkinton Town Hall 1 Town House Rd. 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Jamestown: Jamestown Town Hall - Rear Door 93 Narragansett Ave. 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Johnston: Johnston Police Department 1651 Atwood Ave. 12:00 p.m.- 4:00 Pm

Lincoln: Lincoln Police Department 100 Old River Rd. 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Little Compton: Little Compton Town Hall - Drop Box 40 Commons All day

Middletown: Middletown Town Hall Right Side Door "Payment" Box 350 East Main Rd. 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Narragansett: Narragansett Town Hall - Outdoor Literature Box 25 Fifth Ave. 24 Hours - Until 4pm on Sunday May 3rd

New Shoreham: New Shoreham Police Department 10 Beach Ave. 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Newport: Newport City Hall - Drop Box Bull St. Entrance 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (and Beyond; Collection at 8:30 a.m. 5/4)

North Kingstown: North Kingstown Police Department 8166 Post Rd. 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

North Providence: North Providence Public Safety Complex 1835 Mineral Spring Ave. 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

North Smithfield: North Smithfield Police Station 575 Smithfield Rd. 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Pawtucket: Pawtucket Police Department 121 Roosevelt Ave. 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Portsmouth: Portsmouth Town Hall - South Entrance Drop Box 2200 East Main Rd. Any Time

Providence: Providence City Hall 25 Dorrance St. - Mail Box Is Located at the Wheel Chair Accessible Entrance on Eddy St. 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Richmond: Richmond Town Hall - Drop Box 5 Richmond Townhouse Rd. Wyoming, RI 02898 Any Time

Scituate: Scituate Town Clerk's Office - Drop Box 195 Danielson Pike 8:30 am. - 4:00 p.m.

Smithfield: Smithfield Police Department 215 Pleasant View Ave. 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

South Kingstown: South Kingstown Town Hall 180 High St. Completed Forms Can Be Placed in Drop Box No Later Than Sunday May 3, 2020 at 4:00 Pm

Tiverton: Tiverton Police Department 20 Industrial Way 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Warren: Warren Police Department 1 Joyce St. 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Warwick: Warwick City Hall - City Clerk Drop Box 3275 Post Rd Until 4:00 p.m.

West Greenwich: West Greenwich Police Dispatch (dropbox) 280 Victory Highway Until 4:00 p.m.

West Warwick: West Warwick Town Hall 1170 Main St. 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Westerly: Westerly Town Hall - Drop-box 45 Broad St. All day

Woonsocket: Woonsocket Police Station 242 Clinton St. 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


La Secretaria Gorbea les recuerda a los residentes de Rhode Island
de la fecha límite para inscribirse para votar, el 3 de mayo

PROVIDENCE, RI - La Secretaria de Estado Nellie M. Gorbea les recuerda a los residentes de Rhode Island que tienen hasta el domingo 3 de mayo para inscribirse para votar o actualizar su información de votantes para la Primaria Presidencial del 2 de junio. Los residentes de Rhode Island pueden verificar el estado de su registro de votantes utilizando el Centro de Información para Votantes del Departamento de Estado. Los residentes elegibles pueden inscribirse para votar de tres maneras:

1) Visitando a
2) Descargando el formulario de inscripción de votantes y presentándolo a la junta local de elecciones antes del 3 de mayo.
3) Entregando un formulario de inscripción de votantes en unos de los lugares en sus comunidades listado en este comunicado.

"Cada uno de nosotros tiene un papel que desempeñar en la preservación de nuestra democracia durante este tiempo sin precedentes," dijo la Secretaria Gorbea. "Me comprometo a asegurarme de que todos los votantes elegibles puedan hacer oír su voz de manera segura durante este y cada ciclo electoral."

Debido a la pandemia de COVID-19, la Primaria Presidencial del 2 de junio será una elección predominantemente por correo. Todos los votantes inscritos recibirán una solicitud para votar por correo. Si usted es un votante inscrito y no recibe una solicitud para votar por correo antes del 1 de mayo, visite o comuníquese con la División de Elecciones del Departamento de Estado al 401-222-2340 o [email protected] Los votantes recién inscritos recibirán una solicitud para votar por correo de parte de su junta local de elecciones junto con un aviso de reconocimiento confirmando la inscripción del votante.

Los votantes que no puedan votar por correo y necesiten votar en persona, deben saber que habrá menos lugares de votación abiertos. La Junta Estatal de Elecciones determinará el número y la ubicación de los lugares de votación.

Otra fecha importante que los votantes deben tener en cuenta es el 4 de mayo, la fecha límite para que los votantes inscritos se desafilien de su partido político antes de la Primaria Presidencial. Rhode Island tiene una primaria semicerrada, que permite a los votantes no afiliados votar en la primaria de cualquiera de los partidos que se realiza el 2 de junio. Los votantes demócratas y republicanos inscritos sólo pueden votar en la primaria de su propio partido.

Los votantes que deseen desafiliarse de un partido o cambiar su afiliación partidaria deben hacerlo antes de la fecha límite del 4 de mayo. Esta actualización puede hacerse por internet usando el Centro de Información para Votantes del Departamento de Estado en Los votantes también pueden cambiar su afiliación partidaria descargando un formulario de inscripción de votantes y enviándolo por correo o entregándolo en persona a su junta local de elecciones. Los formularios de desafiliación deben ser recibidos antes de las 4 p.m. del 4 de mayo.

Los votantes pueden obtener más información sobre la Primaria Presidencial de Rhode Island, predominantemente por correo, incluyendo otras fechas importantes y preguntas frecuentes, utilizando la guía electrónica de la Secretaria Gorbea aquí:


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