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How to Register to Vote in Woonsocket

In honor of National Voter Registration Day, we’re giving you all the information you need on how and where to register to vote.

 

If you haven’t yet registered to vote, head over to Woonsocket City Hall this week and get it off your to-do list.

Today is National Voter Registration Day, and thousands of local, state and national organizations have mobilized to make sure millions of people don’t miss the chance to cast their vote in this year’s elections.

Six million people didn’t vote in the 2008 elections because they either did not know how to register or because they missed the voter registration deadline.

The voter registration deadline for Rhode Island is Oct. 7. Mail ballots may be requested up to Oct. 16.

Here’s information on how you can register in time for the Nov. 6 elections:

  • Fill out a voter registration form in person at the local Board of Canvassers office, located in the bottom floor of Johnston Town Hall, 1385 Hartford Ave.
  • Download a Rhode Island voter registration form from the Rhode Island Secretary of State's Regsitration page.
  • Complete a mail ballot — click here to see if you're eligible to vote by mail.

And don't forget — this year, all voters are required to show valid photo ID at the polls. Be sure to review our video on how to get a Rhode Island Voter ID card in case you need one.

Russell Archambault September 27, 2012 at 12:28 AM
I realy miss pressing that lever from the old voting machines. Just like the old slot machines.At least we had hope we could win something.
Russell Archambault September 27, 2012 at 12:30 AM
The only thing left is turning the knob in the gum machine hoping for the color gum you want.
R.J. October 17, 2012 at 04:24 PM
To clarify any voter ID confusion, here is the information from the RI Secretary of State's office: "Beginning this year [2012], poll workers will ask you to show a current and valid ID when you vote at your polling place. Voter ID strengthens the public’s faith in the integrity of our elections by enabling poll workers to match a voter’s face to the name they give at the polls. Protecting your vote: We will provide a free Voter ID to voters who don't already have a current and valid Photo ID No eligible voter will be turned away at the polls. Voters who do not bring an acceptable ID to their polling place can vote using a standard Provisional Ballot. The ballot will be counted if the signature they give at their polling place matches the signature on their voter registration Voter ID will be phased in over two election cycles. In 2012 and 2013, voters can also use a variety of non-photo IDs including a Social Security or Medicare card. Beginning in 2014, only Photo IDs will be accepted at the polls Mail ballots do not require ID".
Vee October 23, 2012 at 04:13 PM
what if i missed the voter registration date? i was in vacation n didnt know. what can i do? im new to woonsocket.

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