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Secretary of State Ralph Mollis, Cardi's Furniture Help You Beat Saturday's Deadline for Registering to Vote

PROVIDENCE, R.I. —Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis will team up with Cardi's Furniture this Saturday to give Rhode Islanders one last chance to beat the deadline for registering to vote in November’s election.

The Secretary of State’s office will register voters at Cardi’s West Warwick location from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. State law requires Rhode Islanders to be registered by this Saturday in order to be eligible to vote on Election Day.

“I want to thank Nick, Ron and Pete Cardi for opening their doors to us. Together we are making it as easy as possible for people to make their voices heard on Nov. 2," said Mollis.

In order to register, you must be at least 18 by Nov. 2, a U.S. citizen and a resident of Rhode Island. The event also makes it easy for voters who have moved or changed their names to re-register as required by state law.

The Secretary of State's stop at Cardi’s follows a month of staging workplace voter registration drives at Rhode Island companies including Bank of America, Cox Communications and Taco.

“By making it possible for people to register where they shop and work, we are simply responding to the needs of our customers,” said Mollis.

In addition to setting up shop at Cardi’s on Saturday, Mollis will open his office at 148 West River St., Providence, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Every city and town also made arrangements for residents to register locally. A list of locations is posted on the Secretary’s of State’s website at sos.ri.gov.

Rhode Islanders can also download voter registration forms from the website. The Secretary of State’s office or their local board of canvassers must receive their original, signed form by this Saturday in order to be eligible to vote on Nov. 2.

More offices will be on the ballot this year than in 2008. There are races for Rhode Island’s two Congressional seats as well as Governor, Lt. Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, General Treasurer, the General Assembly and many municipal offices.

The Secretary of State’s office prepares the ballots for all federal, state and municipal elections held in Rhode Island. In addition, the office maintains the statewide voter registration list and distributes handbooks that explain how to run for office, how to register to vote and how to vote.

Secretary of State Mollis is committed to making it easier for Rhode Islanders to vote, helping businesses grow and making government more open and accessible. For more information about November’s election, visit sos.ri.gov.

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Department or agency: Office of the Secretary of State

Online: http://www.sos.ri.gov/

Release date: 09-30-2010

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