STATE SPECIAL ELECTION VOTE NOW

NELLIE’S NOTES

Rhode Island’s March 2nd statewide referenda election is underway, and voters have three safe and secure options for casting their ballot. Eligible voters can choose to either:

  • Vote from home with a mail ballot
  • Vote early in-person at their city or town hall
  • Or vote at the polls on March 2

The deadline to apply for a mail ballot was February 9. Anyone who planned to vote in person but is suddenly unable to – for example because of a quarantine order – can request an emergency mail ballot from their local board of canvassers .

Early in-person voting runs from February 10 through March 1 at city and town halls in each community. Voters should check the 

 

early in-person voting hours 

in their community. A complete early in-person voting guide is available on Secretary Gorbea’s website.

Finally, voters can choose to vote at the polls on March 2nd. Please be aware that fewer polling places will be open for the special election, so yours may be different than it was in November. Be sure to check your polling place location on vote.ri.gov .

Finally, voters can choose to vote at the polls on March 2nd. Please be aware that fewer polling places will be open for the special election, so yours may be different than it was in November. Be sure to check your polling place location on vote.ri.gov .

The seven referenda questions for special election involve authorizing the state to borrow up to $400 million through bonds and temporary notes to make capital investments in several different areas. Voters can learn more about each bond question using Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea’s 

Voter Information Handbook .

The Handbook has also been mailed to all Rhode Island households.