PROVIDENCE, RI -- The office of Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis will hold a FREE Voter ID event ahead of the June 17th North Kingstown Bond Referendum Election.
Polling places in North Kingstown will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Please visit our online Voter Information Center at http://sos.ri.gov/elections to learn where you can vote, and to also view a sample ballot with the full text of the questions appearing on the ballot.
In the upcoming election, only a photo ID will be accepted at the polls.
Any registered voter who does not have a valid photo ID can obtain a FREE Voter ID card at the North Kingstown Senior Center located at 44 Beach Street in North Kingstown on Friday, June 13th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
"VOTER ID ensures that poll workers can validate the name that voters give them when they obtain their ballots at the polls, and this protects the rights of all Rhode Island voters," said Mollis.
Rhode Island law now requires voters to show a proper photo ID in order to vote by regular ballot, however, if a registered voter does not possess a photo ID, they cannot be turned away at the polls. They have the right to a provisional ballot, and should be given one at their polling location.
Acceptable types of photo ID include:
? RI driver's license ? U.S. Passport ? ID card issued by an U.S. educational institution ? U.S. military identification card ? State of RI or U.S. government-issued ID card ? Government-issued medical card ? RI Voter ID
For more information about voter ID, or other acceptable forms of ID, please call the Rhode Island Secretary of State's Elections Division at (401) 222-2340 or visit www.sos.ri.gov/elections/voterid/
The Secretary of State's Elections Division is located at 148 West River St., Providence, and is open to the public weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Secretary of State's office prepares the ballots for all federal, state and municipal elections held in Rhode Island. In addition, the office maintains the statewide voter registration list, promotes voter registration and turnout and creates guides to running for office and voting.
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.