CD1 voter registration deadline is Sunday
Voters who want to change parties to vote in Sept. 5 primary must do so by Sunday as well
An official ballot drop box is shown across from Town Hall on the Little Compton Town Common with the United Congregational Church of Little Compton in the background. Early voting for the Sept. 5 CD1 primary is Aug. 16 through Sept. 4. (Janine L. Weisman/Rhode Island Current)
Planning to vote in the Sept. 5 primary for Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District? Sunday, Aug. 6 is the registration deadline for the first-leg of the special election to replace David Cicilline, who stepped down at the end of May.
It is also the final day voters can change party affiliation for the primary. If you are affiliated with a specific political party, you may only vote in that party’s primary.
Twelve candidates are running in the Democratic primary and two Republican candidates will square off in their party’s race.
Unaffiliated voters, also known as independents, can vote in either party’s primary, but automatically become affiliated with either the Democrats or Republicans for that election. Independents can change their status back to unaffiliated by completing a form before leaving the polls, or so at a later date.
To register to vote or switch party affiliation, visit your local board of canvassers’ office or go online at vote.ri.gov.
The 1st Congressional District consists of the 19 municipalities: Barrington, Bristol, Central Falls, Cumberland, East Providence, Jamestown, Lincoln, Little Compton, Middletown, North Providence, Newport, Pawtucket, Portsmouth, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Tiverton, Warren, and Woonsocket.
The district covers parts of Providence, including the East Side and South Side, and a portion of downtown. To check if you are registered to vote, look up your address at vote.ri.gov.
Early voting for the congressional primary begins Aug. 16 and runs through Sept. 4, the day before the primary.
Sunday is also the deadline to register for primaries for State Senate District 1 and the Foster Town Council. The special election for Ward 6 for Cranston City Council does not have a primary, according to the Rhode Island Secretary of State’s Office.
Local voter registration form drop-off locations open on Sunday, Aug. 6
|City/Town||Voter Registration Drop Off Locations||Hours|
|Barrington||Police Station – 100 Federal Road||Until 4 p.m.|
|Bristol||Police Department – 395 Metacom Ave.||1-4 p.m.|
|Central Falls||Police Department – 160 Illinois St.||Until 4 p.m.|
|Cumberland||Police Department – 1379 Diamond Hill Road||1-4 p.m.|
|East Providence||City Hall Drop Box – 145 Taunton Ave.||12-4 p.m.|
|Foster||Town Hall Drop Box – 181 Howard Hill Road||10 a.m. – 5 p.m.|
|Jamestown||Town Hall – 93 Narragansett Ave.||1-4 p.m.|
|Lincoln||Police Department – 100 Old River Road||1-4 p.m.|
|Little Compton||Public Safety Complex – 60 Simmons Road||1-4 p.m.|
|Middletown||Middletown Police Station – 123 Valley Road||8 a.m -4 p.m.|
|Newport||City Hall (Drop Box on Bull Street) – 43 Broadway||Until 4 p.m.|
|North Providence||Public Safety Complex – 1835 Mineral Spring Ave.||1- 4 p.m.|
|North Smithfield||Police Station – 575 Smithfield Road||1-4 p.m.|
|Pawtucket||Dagget Farm, Slater Park, 451 Newport Ave.||10 a.m. -2 p.m.|
|Portsmouth||Town Hall – 2200 East Main Road||8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.|
|Providence||Public Safety Complex – 325 Washington St.||1-4 p.m.|
|Smithfield||Police Department – 215 Pleasant View Ave.||8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.|
|Tiverton||Police Department – 20 Industrial Way||1-4 p.m.|
|Warren||Police Station – 1 Joyce St.||8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.|
|Woonsocket||Police Station – 242 Clinton St.||1-4 p.m.|
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