Rhode Island voters can register on Election Day

By: The Associated Press


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Rhode Island residents who missed October’s voter registration deadline can still vote for president if they register on Election Day.

State law allows same-day registration, but only to vote in the U.S. presidential election, not state or local races.

Each city and town has a designated location where eligible adult citizens can go on Tuesday to register to vote and cast a ballot for their choice for president and vice president.

In most communities same-day registration is at the city or town hall, except in Coventry, Johnston, Lincoln, Little Compton and Providence, which have designated other locations.

It’s the only exception to Rhode Island’s requirement that a person be registered to vote at least 30 days before voting in an election.

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