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Upcoming VOTER ID events

PROVIDENCE, RI -- Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis has released the dates of upcoming VOTER ID events.

This year, poll workers will ask voters to show a current and valid photo ID when they vote at their polling place.

"Voter ID strengthens the public's faith in the integrity of our elections by enabling poll workers to match a voter's face to the name they give at the polls," said Mollis. "I want the general public to be aware that our office is always available to help them, and how and where they can obtain a FREE Voter ID."

Below is a list of upcoming dates and places where the public may obtain a FREE Voter ID, provided by the Office of Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis.

April 14, 2014 Westerly Senior Center 39 State Street 10am to Noon

April 24, 2014 AARP 10 Orms Street 10am to Noon

April 26, 2014 Walgreens (Mayors Substance Abuse Council) 10am to 2pm 533 Elmwood Avenue Prov.

May 7, 2014 EPOCH Assisted Living 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm 353 Blackstone Boulevard Prov.

It's important to note, no eligible voter will be turned away at the polls. Voters who do not bring an acceptable ID to their polling place can vote using a standard Provisional Ballot. The ballot will be counted if the signature they give at their polling place matches the signature on their voter registration. Also, mail ballots do not require ID.

You will not need a Voter ID card if you already have a valid and current Photo ID. If you need a Voter ID, we will provide you with a free one. You must provide one of these proofs of identity:

Employee ID card ID card provided by a commercial establishment Credit or debit card Military ID card Student ID card; Health club ID card Insurance plan ID card Public housing ID card

Registered voters who don't have an acceptable current and valid Photo ID can get a free Voter ID at our office in Providence at 148 West River Street during normal business hours (8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m.). We will also come to your community. To invite us to provide free Voter IDs at your organization or event, contact us at 222-2340, TTY 711 or

As Secretary of State, A. Ralph Mollis is committed to making it easier to vote, making it easier to do business in Rhode Island, preserving our history and making government more open and accessible.

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Department or agency: Office of the Secretary of State


Release date: 04-10-2014

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