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Lobby For Secure Elections — State House

(5.3) Join the Young Democrats of Rhode Island in urging your legislators for modern and secure elections in Rhode island.  (Facebook event page.) Voting brings us together as Americans. But almost a half-century after Congress passed the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the right to

Prepare For Election Day

(11.8) Figure out how you’re going to vote ahead of time ferchrissakes. You can not start sorting through housing opportunity bonds and port infrastructure bonds right there in the voting booth. Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea is reminding Rhode Island voters to be prepared before

Halloween Early Vote Costume Parade At Columbus

(10.31) The gang over at the Columbus Theatre is throwing a parade — an early vote costume parade!  From the Facebook event page. hey, wanna vote? if you’re a citizen of Providence, you can vote early at City Hall! that’s cool! we’re having a little

Voter ID In Effect — Primary Day

(9.9) The new Voter ID requirement will be in effect tomorrow at the Rhode Island polls. Don’t forget to thank the “Democrats” of our general assembly for giving Ann Coulter ammunition about Voter ID not being a Republican initiative (and if you can vote against

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Meet Mayoral Candidates At Rochambeau

(5.22) Meet the candidates for Mayor of Providence this Thursday at the Rochambeau Library. The mayoral candidates are participating in a series of three forums sponsored by Providence Community Libraries (PCL) Friends groups and moderated by the League of Women Voters. Ask questions and tell

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Committee Votes On 'National Popular Vote' Bill At State House

[Update: Both the House and Senate committees voted to back the matching bills sending them on to a full vote scheduled for Thursday. ProJo 6.12.13] (6.11) Rhode Island House and Senate committees are scheduled to vote on the ‘National Popular Vote’ bill tomorrow, Tuesday, June

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M-Z? Step Right This Way

You have four years to change your last name to Zazzle (might as well have fun with it). The following discussion is anecdotal in the extreme with a sample size of four. It involves four separate voters, voting in three separate polling places in Rhode

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Head Up To New Hampshire Sunday — ‘Get Out The Vote’ Canvass

Mayor Taveras’s senior counsel and policy guy, Matt Jerzyk, is rallying the troops to head up to New Hampshire Sunday. Just like in 2000, New Hampshire’s 4 electoral votes may decide the presidency.  And Mitt Romney has just taken a 1 point lead in NH

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NAACP To Sponsor Voter Registration/Voter IDs

(9.29) The Office of the Secretary of State will register voters and provide free Voter IDs at a voter engagement rally sponsored by the NAACP this Saturday from 11am to 1pm at 833 Eddy Street, Providence, the home of the Prince Hall Grand Masonic Lodge,

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Voter Registration At Hopkins House — Saturday

Become a registered voter at the only surviving home of a Rhode Island signer of the Declaration of Independence, Stephen Hopkins. For the first time, the Colonial Dames and the League of Women Voters have teamed up in a collaboration of historic and modern-day patriotism.

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Sunday Is Voter Registration Deadline

This Sunday is the deadline to register to vote in the September primary. It is also the last day for voters who have moved or changed their names since the last time they voted to re-register in order to cast a ballot on September 11.

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Free Voter IDs In Providence

Voters who need a photo ID in order to comply with the state’s new Voter ID law can get a free one Friday, July 27, from 7pm to 9pm at the Multi-service Center for All, 370 Hartford Avenue, and Wednesday, August 1, from 11am to

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State To Issue Voter ID Cards Starting January 3

The Rhode Island Secretary of State will begin issuing the new Voter ID cards starting Tuesday, January 3. All this is pursuant to the legislation passed by our General Assembly last June to solve a problem that didn’t exist (maybe the new session can finally

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Ward 9 Residents Face Saturday Deadline For Special Election

Secretary of State Mollis is reminding residents of Providence’s Ward 9 that this Saturday is the deadline to register to vote in the special election to fill the late Miguel Luna’s City Council seat. Residents are scheduled to go to the polls on November 29.

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Mollis Voter Drives To Hit Campus

Secretary of State Ralph Mollis hopes URI, RIC and CCRI students are up for a practical lesson in political science during campus voter registration drives later this week. URI-Providence on Tuesday, March 29, in the Main Lobby at 80 Washington Street, Providence RIC, on Wednesday,

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Mollis “Master Lever” Bill On Tap

Legislation to eliminate the so-called “master lever” from Rhode Island ballots will get its first public hearing this afternoon, Wednesday, when the House Judiciary Committee meets at the Rise in Room 313 at the State House. State law currently requires ballots to include the straight-party