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ADVISORY: Secretary of State Mollis to Kick Off Final Push to Register RI'ers to Vote By Oct. 7 Deadline

WHAT: Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis will visit Cox Communications this Monday to kick off a final push to encourage Rhode Islanders to beat the Oct. 7 deadline for registering to vote in November's election.

The noon voter registration drive will give hundreds of workers at the West Warwick telecommunications company the opportunity to register to vote for the first-time or to re-register if they have moved or changed their name since the last time they voted as required by state law.

In addition to promoting the deadline to register to vote, Mollis will remind voters that they will encounter changes at the polls this year including the new Voter ID requirement, new polling places and a new closing time for polls statewide

Election Day is Tues., Nov. 6. In order to register and vote, you must be at least 18 years old by Election Day, a resident of Rhode Island and a U.S. citizen.

WHEN AND WHERE: Mon., Oct. 1, noon, Cafeteria, Cox Communications, 9 J.P. Murphy Hwy, West Warwick (off Route 2 near Cardi's Furniture).

HIGHLIGHTS: See workers register to vote. Learn what will be open on Sunday for last-minute voter registrations. Talk with workers about why they are registering to vote. Ask voters what is important to them in the upcoming election.

MEDIA CONTACT: Chris Barnett at 222-4293.

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Department or agency: Office of the Secretary of State

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

Release date: 09-28-2012

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