Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 - Rhode Island General Election
CITY OF CRANSTON
BOARD OF CANVASSERS
LAST DAY TO
REGISTER TO VOTE IS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2020
The Cranston Board of Canvassers, located in Cranston City Hall,
Room 100, 869 Park Ave, Cranston, RI, will be open to accept voter
registrations and address changes on Sunday,
Oct. 4, 2020 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Any resident who is not already a
registered voter and wishes to vote in the Rhode Island General Election being
held on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 must register by the deadline of Oct. 4, 2020 to
be eligible to vote in the General Election. New registrations, name and
address updates, and party changes can also be submitted online at vote.ri.gov
until 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 4, 2020.
MAIL BALLOT APPLICATION
Any registered voter wishing to vote by mail-in ballot in the Nov.
3, 2020 Rhode Island General Election must submit a mail ballot application to
the Cranston Board of Canvassers, located in Cranston City Hall, Room 100, 869
Park Ave, Cranston, RI, no later than 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020.
Applications were sent by the Secretary of State to all active registered
voters, however if you did not receive one, you may print, complete, and mail
or drop off the PDF of the application located on this webpage to the Cranston
Board of Canvassers. Call 401-780-3121 if you have any questions, or would like
to be mailed an application to vote by mail.
OF CRANSTON VOTER LIST
The Cranston Board of Canvassers
will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020 at 4 p.m. This meeting will be conducted
electronically under the provisions of the Governor’s Executive Order 20-46.
Meeting details for public access, including a web link and access phone
number, will be posted at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting on the City
of Cranston’s official website: www.cranstonri.gov.
Anyone interested in participating in the meeting may also call the Canvassing
Department at 401-780-3128 to receive meeting access details. The meeting is
for the purpose of canvassing the Preliminary List of Cranston Voters, and to
hear objections to the inclusion or omission of any person as a registered
voter, and to make a Final Canvass and correction of the voter registration
file for the Rhode Island General Election that is to take place on Tuesday,
Nov. 3, 2020. The Preliminary List of Cranston Voters will be posted on Monday,
Oct. 5, 2020 in the Canvassing Department Office, Room 100 in Cranston City
Hall, 869 Park Ave, Cranston, RI, and will also be posted for public inspection
on the City of Cranston website, www.cranstonri.gov.
An updated list will be reposted on Friday, Oct. 9.
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.
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.
The Board of Canvassers is still in need of additional poll
workers for Tuesday, Nov. 3 – please call 401-780-3127 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to
apply. Pay ranges from $175 to $225 to work the election.
CANVASSING DEPARTMENT DIRECTORY
Voter Registration and Election Information Center
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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