Canvassing Department

 Upcoming Elections:

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

IMPORTANT ELECTION NOTICES

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 DEADLINE

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.

 

FINAL CANVASSING 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.

 

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.

 

POLL WORKERS NEEDED

The Board of Canvassers is still in need of additional poll workers for Tuesday, Nov. 3 – please call 401-780-3127 or email canvassing@cranstonri.org to apply. Pay ranges from $175 to $225 to work the election.

 

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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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