Some RI communities offering early in-person voting Saturday

This is a file image of a sign outside of a polling place. (WLNE)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Rhode Island residents have until Monday November 2 to vote in person for this year’s general election.

As of Friday, more than 115,000 Rhode Islanders have voted early in-person, according to a release from the Secretary of State’s office.

“The response to early in-person voting has been phenomenal,” said Secretary Gorbea. “We’ve consistently had over 10,000 Rhode Islanders cast their ballot each day this week, even with the bad weather. High turnout elections nurture our democracy, making sure that a diversity of voices is heard.”

By using Secretary Gorbea’s new data visualization, the public can now track Rhode Island’s voter turnout for the 2020 general election.

Early in-person voting ends at 4 p.m. on Monday, November 2.

The following communities are offering early in-person voting this weekend:

Central Falls: Saturday 10/31 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

East Providence: Saturday 10/31 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Glocester: Saturday 10/31 from 8 a.m. to Noon

Providence: Saturday 10/31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (use entrance on Eddy Street)

Westerly: Saturday 10/31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (enter through side ramp to the lower level)

Mail ballot voters may hand-deliver their completed and sealed mail ballot to any local board of canvassers found here.  All mail in ballots must be received by 8 p.m. on Election Day.

The RI Board of Elections also released the latest updated numbers on the amount of mail and emergency ballots received, and the number of ballots that have been run through the BOE’s “high-speed optical scanners.”

  • Emergency in-person ballots received: 131,180
  • Scanned in as received: 153,642 mail ballots
  • 67,537 ballots have been run through the Board of Elections’ high-speed optical scanners

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