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ADVISORY: Secretary of State Mollis to Announce Final Schedule of Locations to Obtain Free Voter IDs

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First test of new Voter ID law will be April 24 presidential primary

WHAT: Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis will kick-off the final week of his campaign to implement the state's new Voter ID law before the April 24 presidential primary with a stop at Charlesgate Apartments in Providence.

During the visit to the 350-unit complex, Mollis will announce where voters can obtain free IDs at the last minute and let voters know what they can expect when they go to the polls next Tuesday.

Under the new law, for the first time ever voters will be asked to show an ID when they vote at the polls. A wide variety of common IDs are acceptable including a R.I. driver's license, college ID, RIPTA bus pass and Social Security card. The Secretary of State's office will provide free IDs to voters who lack an acceptable ID.

WHERE AND WHEN: Charlesgate East Community Room, 50 Randall St., Providence. Tuesday, April 17, 10 a.m.

HIGHLIGHTS: See the Voter ID mobile team create the free ID cards. Find out how voters feel about Voter ID. Learn how voters can obtain a free ID card. Get the complete list of locations where voters can obtain a free card before the April 24 presidential primary.

MEDIA CONTACT: Chris Barnett - 222-4293

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  • Department or agency: Office of the Secretary of State
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  • Release date: 04-16-2012

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