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Secretary Gorbea Urgently Reminds Rhode Islanders of October 9 Voter Registration Deadline

PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding Rhode Islanders that they have until Sunday, October 9 to register to vote for the November 8 general election.

"The easiest way to register or update your registration is to go to and use our online portal," Secretary Gorbea said. "I want to make sure every eligible Rhode Islander has registered prior to Sunday's deadline. Be a Voter and make your opinion count through your vote."

Although the October 9 deadline falls on a Sunday, every city and town has made arrangements for residents to register or change their address using a paper form on the last day to register to vote. The Department of State's Elections Division at 148 W. River Street in Providence will also be open on Sunday until 4 p.m. to accept voter registration forms in person.

Rhode Islanders also have the ability to register or change their address using the online voter registration portal located at or in Spanish at Online users have until 11:59 p.m. on October 9 to register or update their voter information using the portal.

Voters who have moved or changed their names since they last voted should update their information by October 9 in order to avoid difficulties on Election Day. Any address changes or new voter registrations made after October 9 will not be valid for the November 8 election.

For more information about this year's elections, visit or call (401) 222-2340.

Local voter registration locations for Sunday, October 9:

Barrington Barrington Police Station, 100 Federal Road 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Bristol Bristol Police Station, 395 Metacom Avenue 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Burrillville Burrillville Town Hall, 105 Harrisville Main Street 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Central Falls Central Falls Police Station, 160 Illinois Street 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Charlestown Charlestown Town Hall, Board of Canvassers, 4540 S. County Trail 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Coventry Coventry Library, 1670 Flat River Road 1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Cranston Cranston City Hall 869 Park Avenue 8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Cumberland Cumberland Police Station, 1380 Diamond Hill Road 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

East Greenwich East Greenwich Police Station, 176 First Avenue 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

East Providence Weaver Library, 41 Grove Avenue 1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Exeter Exeter Animal Shelter, 169 S. County Trail 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Foster Foster Police Station, 182 Howard Hill Road Foster Town Hall, Drop Box All Day

Glocester Glocester Town Hall, 1145 Putnam Pike 12:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Hopkinton Hopkinton Police Station 406 Woodville Road 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Jamestown Jamestown Town Hall, Clerk's Office, 93 Narragansett Avenue 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Johnston Johnston Police Station, 1651 Atwood Avenue 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Lincoln Lincoln Police Station, 100 Old River Road 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Little Compton Little Compton Public Safety Complex, 60 Simmons Road 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Middletown Middletown Police Station, 123 Valley Road 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Narragansett Narragansett Police Station, 40 Caswell Street 8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Newport Newport Police Station Community Room, 120 Broadway 12:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.

New Shoreham New Shoreham Police Station, 10 Beach Avenue 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

North Kingstown North Kingstown Police Station, 8166 Post Road 8:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

North Providence 10/08 North Providence Town Hall, Board of Canvassers, 2000 Smith Street G13 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

10/09 North Providence Police Complex, 1967 Mineral Spring Avenue 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

North Smithfield North Smithfield Police Station, 575 Smithfield Road #1 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Pawtucket Blackstone Valley Visitors Center, 175 Main Street 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Portsmouth Portsmouth Fire Station, 2300 East Main Road 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Providence 10/08 Providence City Hall, Board of Canvassers, 25 Dorrance Street 12:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

10/09 Providence Safety Complex Drop Box, 325 Washington Street 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Richmond Richmond Police Station, 1168 Main Street 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Scituate Scituate Police Station, 116 Main Street 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Smithfield Smithfield Police Station, 215 Pleasant View Avenue 8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

South Kingstown South Kingstown Public Safety Complex, 1790 Kingstown Road 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Tiverton Tiverton Police Station, 20 Industrial Way 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Warren Warren Police Station (dispatch), 1 Joyce Street 8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Warwick Warwick Public Library, 600 Sandy Lane 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Westerly Westerly Police Station, 61 Airport Road 8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

West Greenwich West Greenwich Police Station, 280 Victory Highway 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

West Warwick West Warwick Town Hall, 1170 Main Street 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Woonsocket Woonsocket Police Station, 242 Clinton Street 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.


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  • Release date: 10-06-2016

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