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Primary Day — Acceptable Forms of ID

(9.11) Tuesday is primary day and our first opportunity to test the new Voter ID Law and see if it solved that terrible problem that didn’t actually exist. According to the Office of the Secretary of State, the following photo IDs will be accepted. RI driver’s license U.S. passport ID card issued by an educational […]

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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. State law requires voters to be registered at least 30

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Mollis Offers Guide to Government Officials

Secretary of State Mollis is once again offering you a useful tool for connecting with local, state and federal officials. The 2011 version of the “Rhode Island Government Owner’s Manual” includes contact information for the state’s Congressional delegation, municipal leaders and key officials in all three branches of state government. “We are making it easier for

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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 option, which enables voters to vote for all the candidates

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RI’s Feisty Election History On Display

The Secretary of State’s office is giving you a chance to learn more about Rhode Island’s political past by visiting a free exhibit in downtown Providence. “Rhode Island Votes: A Lively Look at Election History” features early voting machines, campaign buttons, voter guides, newspaper stories, historic ballots, photos and histories of the Dorr Rebellion and

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Election Day Info (Hey, You Gotta Eat)

Want a smooth trip to the polls on Election Day? Use the Secretary of State’s website to find your polling place, confirm the accuracy of your voter registration, find out what time your polling place opens and see a sample of your ballot. (McRib Locator below.) Your polling place may have changed since the last

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Last Chance Voter Registration — Saturday Deadline

If you want to vote in the November election but are not yet registered, you are almost out of time. From Chris Barnett of the Office of the Secretary of State, I’d like to remind your readers that tomorrow [Saturday] is the deadline to register to vote in November’s election. More than 40 places will

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Mollis Invites Public to Attend Lottery for R.I.’s Presidential Primary

from Chris Barnett @ the Secretary of State’s Office Today at 5 p.m. in the State Room at the State House, Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis will use a borrowed lottery machine to determine the order in which the Democrat and Republican presidential candidates will appear on the ballot in the state’s March 4

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Obama & McCain Win Mock Primary in RI

 From Chris Barnett @ the Secretary of State’s Office You know that one of Secretary Mollis’ priorities since taking office has been a push to get younger voters to the polls in 2008. We plan to hold voter-registration drives at every Rhode Island high school and college leading up to the 2008 elections. With Rhode

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RI Presidential Primary

Chris Barnett from the Secretary of State’s Office would like you to know: Rhode Islanders will have a lot of choices when it comes to the state’s March 4 presidential primary. Ten Democrats and 10 Republicans filed Statements of Intent to compete for their party’s nomination by today’s 4 p.m. deadline. The Republicans are Hugh

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December Crucial Month for RI Presidential Primary

 Chris Barnett from the Secretary of State’s Office wants you to know: The first 10 days of December hold critical deadlines for presidential candidates and Rhode Islanders who plan to run for delegate to one of the national political conventions. For example, Dec. 10 is a crucial date for would-be delegates. Your readers can find

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