Canvassing - Voter Registration

Mission Statement 

The Portsmouth Canvassing Authority is responsible for conducting all elections in the Town of Portsmouth. Under the direction of the State Board of Elections and in cooperation with the Secretary of State, the authority is involved in all phases of the electoral process, from voter registration to tallying the votes after the polls close on Election Day.

There are approximately 14,418 registered voters in the Town of Portsmouth.

Portsmouth Board of Canvassers

The Board of Canvassers is comprised of three bipartisan members who are appointed for six-year terms by the Town Council and the Registrar of Voters is appointed by the Board of Canvassers. Two alternate members from each political party are also appointed by the Town Council.

See the members serving on the Board of Canvassers.

2022 Precinct Locations & Map

The new precinct map reflects the 2022 RI Redistricting Legislation signed into law on February 2022. Click to see map Portsmouth_VTDS_11x17 (1)

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Portsmouth Multipurpose Senior Center and Melville Elementary School are no longer used as voting precincts. NO VOTING will occur at these locations on Election Day.

The precincts below reflect the 2022 Redistricting Legislation passed by the RI General Assembly in February 2022.

If you do not know your precinct, go to to view your voter records and obtain a sample ballot.

Portsmouth precincts open on Election Day 7AM and close at 8PM.

NOTE: Some precincts may be combined for Special and Primary Elections. Voters must verify locations before going to the polls on Election Day.

  • 2701 Hope Brown Center at Farnham Farm, 113 Mt Pleasant Ave., Prudence Island
  • 2702 CFP Arts, Wellness & Community Center, 933 Anthony Road
  • 2703 Portsmouth High School Field House NEW, 120 Education Lane
  • 2704 Portsmouth Friends Church NEW, 11 Middle Road
  • 2705 Portsmouth Town Council Chambers, 2200 East Main Road
  • 2706 St. Barnabas Parish Hall, 1697 East Main Road
  • 2707 Portsmouth Middle School Gymnasium, 125 Jepson Lane
  • 2708 Portsmouth Town Hall-- Limited Ballot, 2200 East Main Road
  • 2709 Portsmouth Town Hall (2nd Floor)--President/Vice-President ONLY Ballot, 2200 East Main Road

Elected Officials to find elected officials.


Past Election Results
For official results go to Previous Election Results- Board of Elections (

Upcoming Elections
For upcoming election information go to

Voter Information

To obtain your voter information, go to the RI Department of State Voter Information Center online at or call canvassing at 401-683-3157.