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Secretary Gorbea to host voter outreach events ahead of the Presidential Preference Primary

PROVIDENCE, RI - Before Rhode Islanders go to the polls on April 26 for the Presidential Preference Primary, Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea will be hosting a number of voter outreach events aimed at increasing awareness and voter participation. The event will provide an opportunity for eligible Rhode Island voters to update their voter registration address, obtain a free voter ID card, and receive general information about the Presidential Preference Primary.

"I am committed to ensuring that every Rhode Islander who is eligible to vote has every opportunity to do so," Gorbea said. "The Presidential Preference Primary is an important opportunity for citizens to get involved in the democratic process."

Dates and locations of the voter outreach events:

March 16 - Donovan Manor, 19 Chapel St., Newport (10-12 p.m.)

March 19 - Asa Messer Elementary School 1655 Westminster St., Providence (10-12 p.m.)

March 21 - Portsmouth Multi-Purpose Senior Center, 110 Bristol Ferry Rd., Portsmouth (10-12 p.m.)

March 22 - St. Martin de Porres Senior Center, 160 Cranston St., Providence (10-12 p.m.) Wilfred Manor, 466 Hunt St., Central Falls (2-4p.m.)

March 23 - Warwick City Hall, 3275 Post Rd., Warwick (10-12 p.m.) The Seasons, 5 Saint Elizabeth Way, East Greenwich (1-3 p.m.)

March 25 - Cranston Public Library, 140 Sockanosset Cross Rd., Cranston (10-12 p.m.)

March 26 - Blackstone Valley Visitor Center, 175 Main St., Pawtucket, (10- 2 p.m.)

March 29 - South Kingstown Town Hall, 180 High St., Wakefield (10-12 p.m.)

April 5 - Washington Park Community Center, 42 Jillson St., Providence (4-7 p.m.)

April 6 - DaVinci Center, 470 Charles St., Providence (11-2 p.m.)

April 7 - Valley Apartments, 1 Valley St., Providence (1-3 p.m.)

April 14 - Woonsocket Senior Center/84 Social St., Woonsocket (9:30-11:30 a.m.)

April 15 - Ponaganset High School, 137 Anan Wade Rd., Scituate (10-12 p.m.)

Registered voters interested in obtaining a Voter ID Card must present proof of identity such as: Employee ID card, credit or debit card, military ID card, student ID card, health club ID card, insurance plan ID card, public housing ID card, or a recent utility bill, bank statement, government paycheck, voter notification issued by a government agency, vehicle registration or vehicle certificate of ownership (title) issued by a government agency.

Please 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.

For more information on the Presidential Preference Primary including requirements, deadlines, and to how to find your polling location, please visit


Media contact: Nicole Lagace (401) 330-3180

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  • Release date: 03-15-2016

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