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Deadline to request a mail ballot for November 5th Municipal Elections in Central Falls and Woonsocket is today

PROVIDENCE, RI -- Registered voters who are interested in requesting a mail ballot for the November 5th municipal elections in Central Falls and Woonsocket must do so by 4:00 p.m. today. The application for a mail ballot may be found at www.sos.ri.gov

Any otherwise qualified Rhode Island voter may vote by mail ballot in the following circumstances:

1. A voter who is incapacitated to the extent that it would be an undue hardship to vote at the polls because of illness, or mental or physical disability, blindness, or serious impairment of mobility.

2. An elector who is confined to in any hospital, convalescent home, nursing home, rest home, or similar institution, public of private, within the State of Rhode Island. http://www.elections.ri.gov/voting/nursing.php

3. An elector who will be temporarily absent from the state because of employment or service intimately connected with military operations or who is a spouse or legal dependent residing with that person, or a United States citizen that will be outside of the United States. (Please Note: any voter qualified to vote a category 3 mail ballot will also be allowed to cast a mail ballot pursuant to the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act "UOCAVA Act" http://sos.ri.gov/elections/voters/overseas/)

4. An elector who may not be able to vote at his or her polling place in his or her city or town on the day of the election.

Related links

Department or agency: Office of the Secretary of State

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

Release date: 10-15-2013

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