Board of Canvassers

Upcoming Special Local Referendum

A Special Local Referendum will be held on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, from 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.  The deadline for new voters to register to be eligible to vote in the Special Local Referendum was Sunday, March 25, 2018.  

Emergency Mail Ballot applications are available at the Board of Canvassers for those voters who are unable to vote on April 24th. The Board of Canvassers Office is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 to 4:30.  

To verify your voter information or where you will vote please visit the Voter Information Center

There will be only TWO (2) VOTING POLLS for this Referendum.

If in the November General Election you voted at:
                          Voting District: 1 Masonic Lodge
                          Voting District: 2 Stony Lane School
                          Voting District: 3 Quidnessett Elementary School
                          Voting District: 4 Davisville Middle School
             *YOU WILL VOTE AT:  DAVISVILLE MIDDLE SCHOOL, 200 School Street*

If in the November General Election you voted at:
                           Voting District: 5 Slocum Grange Hall
                           Voting District: 6 N.K. Senior High School
                           Voting District: 7 Beechwood Senior Center
                           Voting District: 8 Hamilton Elementary School
                           Voting District: 9 Wickford Middle School
       *YOU WILL VOTE AT:  Beechwood Senior Center, 44 Beach Street*

Sample Ballot for Davisville Middles School (District 4)
Sample Ballotfor Beechwood Senior Center (District 7)

The Board of Canvassers is looking for voters who are interested in working at the polls. Please contact the Board of Canvassers for more information or complete Application (PDF) to work at the polls.

Record Updates

According to Rhode Island State Law, voter registration records are periodically updated by using information received from the U.S. Postal Service National Change of Address Program. If you receive a mailing from the Board of Canvassers and have questions, please do not hesitate to call 401-268-1553 or email Board of Canvassers.

Voter Registration

To register to vote, check voter registration information or status please visit the Rhode Island Voter Information Center.

Please contact the Board of Canvassers with questions or requests for additional information


Under the state’s new Voter ID law, poll workers will ask you for ID when you vote at the polls. Acceptable forms of ID's are:

  • RI driver's license
  • U.S. Passport
  • ID card issued by U.S educational institution
  • U.S military identification card
  • State of Rhode Island or U.S government issued ID card
  • Government issued medical card
  • Rhode Island Voter Idenification Card

If you do not have one of these forms of identification or for more information, please visit the Rhode Island Voter ID page.


As a result of the recently adopted RI redistricting plan, your senate, representative and local precinct numbers as well as the polling locations where you cast your ballot in the general elections may have changed.