Not Registered? You Can Vote For Prez/VP (Only!)

Rhode Island state law allows people who have not registered to vote to cast a ballot for the top office at City Hall

Yes, Virginia, you can vote for president on Election Day even if you didn't register. 

According to Rhode Island General Law 17-1-3, people who missed the voter registration dealine may vote for president/vice president only at their local Board of Canvassers on Election Day. 

In Woonsocket, that spot's at City Hall, 169 Main St., on the third floor. Board of Canvassers Clerk Henri Cyr said unregistered voters will have to register at their office first, then, "We're going to have a polling place across the hall," in Harris Hall, where City Council and Budget Commission meetings are usually held.

That polling place will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Cyr said. 

For more information about limited voting, check out the Limited Ballot Section on the R.I. Board of Elections website for more information.

For information about proper ID for voting, click here.

Rene M. Lafayette November 06, 2012 at 12:54 PM
Congrats to the Patch for sharing this information. Print media have not mentioned it.


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