Election Information

The Ward 6 Special Election will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023
he Presidential Preference Primary will be held on Tuesday, April 2, 2024

The Statewide Primary will be held on Tuesday, September 10, 2024
The General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2024




Early Voting in Cranston for Ward 6 voters is weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from September 13 through 4 p.m. on October 2.

For the Ward 6 City Council Special Election ONLY,
Cranston’s Early Voting Location is:


(Use Side Entrance next to Cranston East)

***Please note Early Voting will NOT take place at the Pastore Youth Center for the 2023 Ward 6 City Council Special Election***

Early voting for the Ward 6 Special Election at Cranston City Hall ends at
4 p.m. on Monday, October 2, which is the statewide deadline.

A photo ID is required to vote. No appointment is required.
You can only vote at your assigned polling place on
Special Election Day, Tuesday, October 3.

Two Ward 6 polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. for the
Ward 6 City Council Special Election on Tuesday, October 3.
Visit vote.ri.gov to find your polling place,
view a sample ballot, or review your voter information.


There are two mail ballot drop boxes in the City of Cranston which are open 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 Board of Elections Mail Ballot Drop Box no later than 8 p.m. on Election Night, Tuesday, Oct. 3. Mail Ballots may also be received during normal business hours in the Canvassing Authority office, Room 100 at Cranston City Hall.

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