Canvassing Department

 Upcoming Elections:

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 - Rhode Island General Election

IMPORTANT ELECTION NOTICES

CITY OF CRANSTON

BOARD OF CANVASSERS

 

EMERGENCY VOTING PERIOD

Cranston City Hall will be open for emergency voting for voters during business hours from Oct. 14 through Nov. 2, which are weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The emergency voting deadline is 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 2, with the exception of voters in need of an emergency ballot due to unforeseen circumstances, who may request an emergency ballot on Nov. 3 until 4 p.m. All voters should use the side entrance of City Hall next to Cranston East – which leads directly into the Canvassing Department office on the first floor – for all voting and elections business. No appointment is required. Voters must wear a mask, and should bring a photo ID when appearing to vote an emergency ballot.

 

MAIL BALLOT DROP BOXES AND RETURN DEADLINE

Voters may mail their voted ballots back in the provided postage prepaid envelope, or drop them off in the sealed envelope to either of the two 24-hour mail ballot drop boxes located in Cranston: at City Hall, 869 Park Ave. (located outdoors, in the front of the building); or at the RI Board of Elections, 2000 Plainfield Pike (located in the BOE parking lot off of the Sailor Way entrance). Drop boxes will also be available at all polling locations on Nov. 3. Any ballot can be dropped off at any official drop box located statewide. Your ballot must be received (not postmarked) in an official drop box, or received by the Board of Elections, no later than 8 p.m. on Nov. 3 in order to be counted.

 

POLLING LOCATIONS AND IN-PERSON VOTING

The City of Cranston is opening all polling locations for the Nov. 3 General Election for voters who wish to vote in person – voting hours on Tuesday, Nov. 3 are from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. You can find your polling place or view a sample ballot online at vote.ri.gov. A list of polling locations is available on this webpage. Voters who missed the voter registration deadline may register to vote and cast a President/Vice President Only ballot at Cranston City Hall.

 

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The purpose of this website is to provide useful, up-to-date canvassing information, and is intended only as an informational resource. It should not be used as a substitute for professional legal advice on any of the matters it covers. For a formal opinion from the Cranston Board of Canvassers on a specific canvassing matter, questions must be submitted in writing to the Board. You can also contact us with any questions at 401-780-3126 or 401-780-3127. 


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