Under Rhode Island General Law 17-11-12, in order to work at the polling place an individual must be:
- A registered voter in Rhode Island
- Able to read the Constitution of the state in English
- Able to write his/her own name
NOTICE: Under R.I.G.L. §17-11-12 and §17-11-15 you are ineligible to work as a pollworker if you are a candidate for public office, or if you have been convicted, found guilty, pleaded guilty or nolo contendere, or placed on a deferred or suspended sentence, or on probation, for any crime which involves moral turpitude or which constitutes a violation of any of the election or caucus laws of this or any other state.
Federal, State, and Municipal employees, except teachers, are prohibited from working as pollworkers in a primary election. (R.I.G.L 17-15-14)
You are not required to be a resident of the city/town in which you are seeking to work as a pollworker.