Upcoming Elections

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.

Voter ID
In accordance with Rhode Island's Voter Identification law, Rhode Island voters are required to show identification at the polls when applying for a ballot. If you are registered to vote and you arrive at your proper polling place without an ID, you still have the right to vote via provisional ballot. Please see the below links for information on how to obtain a free Voter ID card from the Rhode Island Secretary of State, and which forms of identification are acceptable for voting purposes:

Click here to learn more about voter id

list of acceptable voter id

click here for the latest election calendar

view a list of candidate filings and qualifications

How to vote by mail ballot

update your voter registration information

REGISTER TO VOTE

LOCATE YOUR ELECTION DAY POLLING PLACE

VIEW A SAMPLE BALLOT

contact your STATE elected officials

other election information at vote.ri.gov

 

find your local elected officials (interactive cranston voting maps)

 

information and Rhode Island deadlines on Mail Ballots for Military and U.S. Citizens Residing Overseas (FPCA)