Notice of Statewide General Election--November 8, 2022

THE FOLLOWING IS NOTICE OF THE 

RHODE ISLAND STATEWIDE GENERAL ELECTION

TO BE HELD ON

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2022

Redistricting Postcard

All registered Portsmouth voters were sent a postcard identifying their district and voter information as determined by the 2022 RI Redistricting Legislation signed into law in February 2022. 

Voter information can be updated online or by completing a RI Voter Registration form. Changes must be received by Sunday, October 9.

Last Day to Register to Vote 

The LAST DAY to register to vote or make changes to existing records for this election is Sunday, October 9.

Canvassing staff will be in the office to answer questions and provide forms at 2200 East Main Road, 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM. Registrations and changes can be made online at  vote.ri.gov 

Mail Ballot & Early In-Person Voting

Voters have the following options to cast a ballot before Election Day:

  1. Request a regular mail ballot 
    1. Applications available at the Canvassing office or online at vote.ri.gov 
    2. May request an application by contacting the Canvassing office.
    3. Must be received before 4PM October 18
  2. Early voting at Town Hall—October 19 through 4PM November 7
    1. During Town Hall business hours:  Monday – Wednesday, 8:30AM to 4:30PM 
                                                              Thursday, 8:30AM to 6:30PM
                                                              Friday, 8:30AM to 2:30PM
    2. Ballot is voted and counted in the DS-200 optical scanner—Photo ID Required
  3. Complete Emergency Mail Ballot Application
    1. Allows voter to pick up a mail ballot at Town Hall
    2. Allows voter to designate a representative to pick up ballot at Town Hall (courier must show ID)
    3. Ballots may be deposited in BALLOT DROP BOX at the south entrance to Town Hall

 If you do not know your precinct or party affiliation, please go to vote.ri.gov to view your records.

Polls Open on Election Day

November 8, 2022– ELECTION DAY
Polls open 7:00 AM and close 8:00 PM

 Precincts reflect 2022 Redistricting Legislation
Voters have been sent postcards identifying new district and precinct numbers
All of Portsmouth is in US Congressional District 1 and RI Senate District 11

 Voter information can also be verified at vote.ri.gov  or by contacting the Canvassing office

 District 69         Precinct 2701     Hope Brown Center @ Farnham Farm—113 Mt. Pleasant Avenue
                                                        Prudence Island 

District 71          Precinct 2702     CFP Arts, Wellness & Community Center—933 Anthony Road

(New location)   Precinct 2703     Portsmouth High School Field House—120 Education Lane 

(New location)   Precinct 2704     Portsmouth Friends Church—11 Middle Road 

District 72          Precinct 2705     Portsmouth Town Hall Council Chambers—2200 East Main Road

                           Precinct 2706     St. Barnabas Church Parish Hall—1697 East Main Road

                           Precinct 2707     Portsmouth Middle School Gymnasium—125 Jepson Lane 

Mail Ballot Applications . Printed copies are located at the Canvassing office at Town Hall and online at vote.ri.gov . The link is provided below:

November General Election Application https://vote.sos.ri.gov/Forms/elections/Forms/PrimaryNPMBApplication.pdf 

Military and Overseas voters can complete an FPCA application that will cover all elections (https://www.fvap.gov/)

The Canvassing office will mail applications upon request (call 683-3157 or email portsmouth_canvassing@portsmouthri.com ).