Election Information

The Presidential Preference Primary will be held on Tuesday, April 2, 2024
The Cranston Special Referendum will be held on Tuesday, June 4, 2024
The Statewide Primary will be held on Tuesday, September 10, 2024
The General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2024

  Important Election Dates for Cranston Voters

ELECTION NOTICE

CITY OF CRANSTON

LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE IS SUNDAY, MARCH 3, 2024

The Cranston Board of Canvassers, located in Cranston City Hall, Room 100, 869 Park Ave, Cranston, RI, will be open to accept voter registrations, name and address changes, and party changes on Sunday, March 3, 2024 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 Presidential Preference Primary Election being held on Tuesday, April 2, 2024 must register to vote by the deadline of March 3, 2024 in order to be eligible to vote in the Rhode Island Presidential Preference Primary Election. New registrations, name and address changes, and party changes may also be submitted online at vote.ri.gov through March 3, 2024. The deadline for registered voters to submit a change in their party affiliation or disaffiliate from their current political party is Sunday, March 3, 2024.

MAIL BALLOT

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Any registered voter wishing to vote by mail-in ballot in the April 2, 2024 Rhode Island Presidential Preference Primary 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, March 12, 2024.

MAIL BALLOT DROP BOXES

There are two mail ballot drop boxes in the City of Cranston that will be open starting on March 13 to receive completed mail ballots in their oath and/or mailing envelopes:

Cranston City Hall – 869 Park Ave (Side entrance of the building, next to Cranston East)

RI Board of Elections – 2000 Plainfield Pike (Parking lot at Sailor Way entrance)

Any completed Rhode Island mail ballot can be placed in any official state Board of Elections Mail Ballot Drop Box, statewide, no later than 8 p.m. on Election Night, Tuesday, April 2, 2024. Mail Ballots may also be received during normal business hours in the Canvassing Authority office, Room 100 at Cranston City Hall.

Cranston Canvassing Authority office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Room 100, Cranston City Hall, 869 Park Ave, Cranston, RI 02910-2786. Phone: 401-780-3121. Cranston Board of Canvassers, Kirk McDonough, Chairperson; Quilcia I. Moronta and James E. Donahue, Members.

ELECTION NOTICE

CITY OF CRANSTON

NOTICE OF MEETING

       THE CRANSTON BOARD OF CANVASSERS will meet on Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 4:30 p.m. in the Canvassing Authority Office, Room 100, at Cranston City Hall, 869 Park Ave., Cranston, RI 02910. 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 Presidential Preference Primary Election that is to take place on Tuesday, April 2, 2024.

      The Preliminary List of Cranston Voters will be posted on Monday, March 4, 2024 by 2 p.m. in the Canvassing Authority Office, Room 100 in Cranston City Hall and a corrected copy of the preliminary list will be reposted by 2 p.m. on Friday, March 8, 2024 at the same location.

     More election information can be obtained by calling 401-780-3121. Check and update your voter registration online at vote.ri.gov.

YOU MUST BE REGISTERED TO VOTE FROM YOUR ACTUAL PLACE OF RESIDENCE


State of Rhode Island Election Information Links

Department of state - elections division

state board of elections

City of Cranston Elections Information

Upcoming elections in Cranston

frequently asked questions for voters

frequently asked questions for candidates

 canvassing authority directory

 

Voting Rights for Persons with Disabilities

Voters with access questions (or their representatives) may contact the Cranston Board of Canvassers via phone at 401-780-3121, via email at canvassing@cranstonri.gov, or in-person at the Canvassing Authority office at Cranston City Hall, Room 100. The accessible entrance is on the side of the building, nearest to Cranston East.

All polling locations in Cranston are inspected for ADA accessibility compliance and every effort is made to ensure voters with disabilities can exercise their right to vote independently. If you experience obstacles to voting, please do not hesitate to contact the Canvassing Authority. There may be more preferable voting options, including requesting an accessible ballot, a Braille or tactile ballot, or voting with an assisted device such as the ExpressVote ballot marking device during the early voting period or at a polling place on Election Day.

Disability Rights RI (DRRI) has a VOTING HOTLINE at (401) 831-3150 to provide information about mail ballot voting; early voting; guardianship and voting; voting rights such as the right to assistance; voter ID requirements; and voter registration status.  Please contact DRRI with questions about disability-related voting rights or questions about how to vote with assistance or ask for accommodations in voting.  You may sign up for DRRI email updates by visiting the “Contact Us” section of the DRRI website at https://drri.org/contact-us/.

Disability Rights RI and the state Governor's Commission on Disabilities inspect polling places, in cooperation with the state Board of Elections, for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact information for the Commission may be found online at https://gcd.ri.gov/

The Department of State Elections Division also maintains a guide for accessible voting. More information may be found by clicking the following link: https://vote.sos.ri.gov/Voter/AccessibleVoting