Today at 4 p.m. is the deadline to submit a mail ballot application for the September primary to the Warwick Board of Canvassers. Registered voters who will be absent from the state on Sept. 11 or who are unable to vote at their polling place because of illness or disability are eligible to apply. In addition, thanks to a change in state law, voters can now apply for a so-called no-excuse mail ballot if they believe they will be unable to make it to the polls on the day of the primary. “If you want to vote by mail, you’ve only got until Tuesday to make sure your local board of canvassers has received your application,” said Secretary of State Ralph Mollis. More than 2,300 voters have already applied.
Mollis has posted the one-page mail ballot application form on his website at sos.ri.gov. Voters can pick up an application at the Secretary of State's office or their local board of canvassers. After Aug. 21, voters who unexpectedly find they will be unable to vote at their polling place can go to their city or town hall through Sept. 10 and request an Emergency Ballot.
The Sept. 11 primary will include Democratic and Republican contests for the U.S. House of Representatives, as well as some General Assembly seats and municipal offices.