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Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis Announces Voter Registration Drive Saturday in Providence

PROVIDENCE, RI The Office of Secretary of State and the Providence Board of Canvassers will be registering voters at the Providence Career and Technical Academy, 41 Fricker St., Sat., June 1, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The drive will take place as part of "Providence Success," the Providence School Department's annual parent conference.

"Community partnerships are one reason why more than 700,000 Rhode Islanders are already registered. We are thankful for every opportunity we are given to reach out to new voters," said Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis.

In order to register, you must be 18 years old by Nov. 4, 2014, a resident of Rhode Island and a U.S. citizen. Sixteen- or 17-year-olds who will not be 18 until after Nov. 4, 2014, can pre-register to vote.

Saturday's event also enables current voters who have changed their name or moved since the last time they voted to re-register as required by state law.

Anyone who misses Saturday's drive is still in luck. Mollis posts voter registration forms and answers to frequently asked questions on his website at sos.ri.gov.

The Secretary of State's office maintains the state's voter registration database, encourages voter registration and turnout and creates guides to running for office and voting.

Secretary of State Mollis is committed to making it easier to vote, making it easier to do business in Rhode Island and making government more open and accessible. For more information about the programs and services the Secretary of State offers Rhode Islanders, visit sos.ri.gov.

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: 05-30-2013

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