PROVIDENCE, RI -- The office of Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis will hold a Voter Registration drive at Cardi's Furniture in West Warwick on Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to noon.
"Registering to vote is easy, and a great way to make sure your voice is heard on primary and election day," said Mollis. "I am pleased Cardi's Furniture has agreed to help out our office and open their store to the general public, to hold a voter registration drive. It is this spirit of Democracy that makes our state and our country great."
Checking your voter registration is easy. Simply visit https://sos.ri.gov/vic/, which includes important information and advice about registering to vote, updating your voter registration (if you have moved or changed your name since the last time you voted), finding your polling place, as well as a list of what you will need to vote at the polls, and more.
To view your personal voter registration status, simply type in your name, date of birth, city or town OR zip code.
You may also register to vote by visiting our online Voter Information Center at http://www.sos.ri.gov/elections/voters/register/ filling out the RI Registration Form, printing it, and mailing it to your local Board of Canvassers.
This year, poll workers will ask voters to show a current and valid photo ID when they vote at their polling place. 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.
Poll workers will accept the following valid and current Photo IDs:
• RI driver's license • U.S. passport • ID card issued by an educational institution in the United States • U.S. military identification card • ID card issued by the U.S. government or State of Rhode Island like a RIPTA bus pass • Government issued medical card • RI Voter ID
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.