DECLARATION OF CANDIDACY PERIOD
Declarations are filed at the local Board of Canvassers on:
THURSDAY, AUGUST 26TH and FRIDAY, AUGUST 27TH NO LATER THAN 4:00 PM.
EMERGENCY VOTING FOR THE SENATE DISTRICT 3 SPECIAL ELECTION
If for any reason you believe you will not be able to make it to the polls on election day, you can vote early using an emergency mail ballot within 20 days before the election.
Emergency voting for the SENATE DISTRICT 3 SPECIAL PRIMARY ELECTION BEGINS on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 through MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2021 AT 4:00 PM.
- Monday – Friday from 8:30 am–4:30 pm. Voters may enter City Hall through the Eddy Street Entrance. This ends MONDAY, OCTOBER 4th at 4:00 pm.
- You can check the status of your mail ballot application and registration at vote.ri.gov
- If you have already received your mail ballot you can leave your voted ballot in the drop box located on Eddy St behind City Hall. There will also be a drop box located in the check-in area inside City Hall.
- September 5 – Voter Registration Deadline for Primary
- September 14 – Mail Ballot Application Deadline for Primary
- September 15 – Emergency Voting Period for Primary
- October 3 – Last day to register to vote in the special election
- October 4 – Emergency Voting Period Ends at 4pm for Primary
- October 5 – Senate District 3 Primary Election Day
- October 12 – Last day to submit a mail ballot application for the special election
- October 13 – November 1 – Early in-person voting period for the special election
- November 2 – ELECTION DAY, polls open 7am to 8pm
IMPORTANT MAIL BALLOT NOTE: The executive order that waived the requirement for voters to obtain a notarization or two witness signatures on their mail ballot envelope has expired. This means that a notarization or two witness signatures are again required to vote by mail.
Secure drop boxes will be available for voters to drop off completed mail ballots at Providence City Hall, the Board of Elections’ headquarters (2000 Plainfield Pike, Cranston), and the Secretary of State’s Election Division (148 West River St, Providence) through 8:00 p.m. on November 2.
POLLING LOCATIONS (PENDING APPROVAL)
The Board of Canvassers operates in accordance with Title 17 of the Rhode Island General Laws and the Home Rule Charter of the City of Providence. The Board’s mission is to protect the integrity of the electoral process and to effectively and efficiently administer the provisions of the Election Laws of the United States and the State of Rhode Island.
Please call our office at 401.680.5525, if you need additional information.