Board of Canvassers


The Town Council adopted the FY2019 Budget on Monday, April 30, 2018.  In accordance with the Charter the following are important dates regarding a Budget Referendum:


May 1, 2018  
1009 Petition are available - signatures of 3% (680) of qualified electors as certified at the last General Election (11/8/2016) are required.

May 13, 2018
Last day for new voters to register to participate in the Budget Referendum.  The Board of Canvassers will be open on Saturday, May112th from 8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. to accept new voter registration. Registration forms will also be  available at the North Kingstown Police Department on Sunday, May 13th.

May 22, 2018
Deadline to file 1009 Petitions

May 30, 2018
 Deadline for Board of Canvassers to verify signatures

June 12, 2018
Budget Referendum (IF NEEDED)

Please call the Board of Canvassers with any questions or additional information.

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

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.

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