RI Residents to Receive Mail-In Ballot Applications for Presidential Primary

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PROVIDENCE, R.I (WLNE) – Eligible voters in The Ocean State will be getting mail-In ballot applications for the upcoming presidential primary in June.

According to RI Secretary of State, Nellie Gorbea, the decision was made to ensure voter safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Applications must be returned by May 19th in order for residents to receive their ballots.

It is also a way to clean up the state’s voter lists.

The voter rolls currently have more than 60,000 voters marked inactive.

A voter is marked inactive when a piece of official elections mail is returned as undeliverable.

By law, if a voter does not vote for two federal elections (four years) after being marked inactive, then they may be removed from the rolls.

The original date for the state’s primary was April 28.

If you need to update your voter registration, or need more information on voting in Rhode Island follow this link.

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