How you can vote today in the RI Primary

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — The Rhode Island Primary Election will be held Wednesday, Sept. 12. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Voters will determine Democratic and Republican candidates to appear on the November ballot.

Unaffiliated and affiliated voters may choose a ballot at the polls. Registered Moderates are ineligible to participate in Democratic and Republican primaries.

Poll Locations

These locations are open for all Statewide General and Primary Elections. Precincts may be combined for the Presidential Preference Primary and Special Elections.

  • 2701 – Hope Brown Center at Farnham Farm, Prudence Island
  • 2702 – Portsmouth Multi-Purpose Senior Center
  • 2703 – Common Fence Point Community Hall–Due to scheduled construction, all 2018 elections for Precinct 2703 will be held at Roger Williams University Baypoint Inn, 144 Anthony Road
  • 2704 – Portsmouth High School – Old Gymnasium
  • 2705 – Melville School Cafeteria
  • 2706 – Portsmouth Town Council Chambers
  • 2707 – St. Barnabas Church Parish Hall
  • 2708 – Portsmouth Middle School Gymnasium
  • 2710 – President/Vice-President Only – Portsmouth Town Hall 2nd Floor

If you have any questions about whether you are registered or where you are registered to vote, please call 401-683-3157 for more information.

Don’t know your polling place? You can also find it here: https://vote.sos.ri.gov/.

 

Precinct Map

You can also find your polling location by viewing the map below, or click “see a map” to view precinct numbers and poll locations.

Portsmouth Precincts - 2013_201311181654523116

Photo ID

Rhode Island state law 17-19-24.2 requires all voters to present valid photo identification prior to voting at the polls in all elections beginning in 2014. Voters will need to present one of the following forms of photo ID:

  • RI Driver’s License or Permit
  • RI Voter ID Card *
  • U.S. Passport
  • ID issued by a U.S. educational institution
  • U.S. military ID
  • ID card issued by the United States or the State of Rhode Island
  • Government issued medical card
  • Tribal ID

*The Rhode Island Secretary of State’s office issues free voter photo ID cards to individuals who do not possess any of the valid Photo IDs listed above. See the Secretary of State’s website for additional information on the program, or call (401) 222-2340.

Any voter who is unable to present valid identification at the polls, will be required to cast a provisional ballot.

Identification is not required to vote by mail ballot.

Ballots

Sample ballots and voter information are available online at vote.ri.gov or at your local Board of Canvassers office.

Below is the list of offices and candidates to appear statewide and on PORTSMOUTH ballots:

Office Democratic Ballot Republican Ballot Scope
Senator in Congress

Six-Year Term
Vote for 1

Sheldon Whitehouse*

Patricia J. Fontes

Robert G. Flanders, Jr.*

Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente

Statewide
Representative in Congress–
District 1
 

Two-Year Term
Vote for 1

David N. Cicilline*

Christopher Young

Patrick J. Donovan

Frederick Wysocki

Statewide
Governor

Four-Year Term
Vote for 1

Gina M. Raimondo*

Spencer E. Dickinson

Matthew A. Brown

Allan W. Fung*

Giovanni Feroce

Patricia Morgan

Statewide
Lieutenant Governor

Four-Year Term
Vote for 1

Daniel J. McKee*

J. Aaron Regunberg

Paul E. Pence Statewide
Secretary of State

Four-Year Term
Vote for 1

Nellie M. Gorbea* Pat V. Cortellessa* Statewide
Attorney General

Four-Year Term
Vote for 1

Peter F. Neronha* Statewide
General Treasurer

Four-Year Term
Vote for 1

Seth Magaziner* Michael G. Riley* Statewide
Senator in General Assembly
District 11
 

Two-Year Term
Vote for 1

James Arthur Seveney* Stephanie L. Calise* RI Senate District 11, which consists of all of Portsmouth, and parts of Tiverton and Bristol.
Representative in General Assembly
District 69
 

Two-Year Term
Vote for 1

Susan R. Donovan*

Leif E Nygaard

Precincts 2701 and 2702 only
Representative in General Assembly
District 70
 

Two-Year Term
Vote for 1

John G. Edwards* Precinct 2703 only
State Committeeman District 70

Four-Year Term
Vote for 1

John G. Edwards, V*

Cameron J. Ramsay

Precinct 2703 only
Representative in General Assembly
District 71
 

Two-Year Term
Vote for 1

Dennis M. Canario* Precincts 2704 and 2705 only
State Committeeman District 71

Four-Year Term
Vote for 1

Dennis M. Canario*

Scott E. McGarvey

Precincts 2704 and 2705 only
State Committeewoman District 71

Four-Year Term
Vote for 1

Amy J. Canario*

Michelle E. McGaw

Precincts 2704 and 2705 only
Representative in General Assembly
District 72
 

Two-Year Term
Vote for 1

Terri-Denise Cortvriend* Kenneth J. Mendonca* Precincts 2706, 2707 and 2708 only
*Endorsed Candidate

 

More Information

For more information, visit the Rhode Island Board of Elections website at http://www.elections.state.ri.us/ or the Portsmouth Board of Canvassers at https://www.portsmouthri.com/139/Canvassing—Voter-Registration.

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