State Government Press Releases

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10/03/2020
CRANSTON, RI: The Board of Elections is urging public and private facilities in over a dozen RI communities to step forward and offer their facility to be used as a polling place on Election Day on Nov. 3. Due to Covid-19, many sensitive locations such as nursing homes, assisted living facilities,
09/14/2020
September 14, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CRANSTON, RI: The deadline for candidates to request a recount has been extended until 4:00 p.m. today. The Board expects to certify the Primary election results shortly after any required recounts are completed. Media Contact: Miguel...
09/11/2020
CRANSTON, RI: Ballots cast in the September 8, 2020 Primary have been tabulated. Provisional ballot results are now included with polling place results and are available at the Board of Elections website www.elections.ri.gov . Results are considered unofficial until certified by the Board. ...
09/10/2020
September 10, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Board of Elections has completed tabulation of Primary mail ballots. CRANSTON, RI: Tabulation of mail ballots cast in the September 8, 2020 Primary is complete. Results are available at the Board of Election website www.elections.ri.gov . ...
09/08/2020
CRANSTON, RI: Primary results will be available at www.elections.ri.gov Results will be broken down into the following categories: Polling Place, Emergency Ballots, and Mail Ballots Results by category will be posted on our website over the next several days. Polling Place These are ballots...
09/02/2020
CRANSTON, RI: Voters have the option of returning their September 8 Primary mail ballot in drop boxes located at each City/Town Hall across the state, regardless of city or town of residence. A list of drop boxes and available hours is available at www.elections.ri.gov. Ballots placed in these...
06/06/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - The Board of Elections last night unanimously voted to elect Board Members Diane C. Mederos as Chairwoman of the Board, and retired Judge Stephen P. Erickson As Vice-Chairman. This marks the first time a woman has served as Chair in the 70 year history of the Board of Elections.
11/15/2017
Denver, CO –The Rhode Island Board of Elections will be present for the nation's first statewide risk-limiting post-election audit taking place in Denver, Colorado on Nov. 16-18. Board staff will be part of a twelve-member group of observers consisting of federal and state election officials,...
09/29/2017
September 29, 2017 PROVIDENCE, RI – The Board of Elections is aware of a letter complaint filed with the United States Department of Justice regarding information required of first-time voter registrants. The voter registration process is governed by both Rhode Island and federal law,...