RHODE ISLAND

ELECTION
CALENDAR 2014
A Guide for Voters, Candidates,
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Bring an
ID to the Polls
Poll  workers  will  ask  you  to  show  a  Photo  ID  when  you  vote  at  your  polling  place.  Voter  
ID  strengthens  the  public’s  faith  in  the  integrity  of  our  elections  by  enabling  poll  workers  to  
match  a  voter’s  name  to  their  face.    

What is an acceptable Photo ID?
IDs  must  be  valid  and  cannot  have  expired,  but  they  do  not  need  to  have  your  current  address.  

Acceptable Photo IDs include:
1)    RI  driver’s  license  

 

 

 

5)    U.S.  military  ID  card

2)    U.S.  passport    

 

 

 

6)    Government-­issued  medical  card

3)    State  of  RI  or  U.S.  government-­issued  ID  card  

7)    Voter  ID

4)    ID  card  from  an  educational  institution  in  the  United  States  

Protecting Your Vote
No  eligible  voter  will  be  turned  away  at  the  polls.  Voters  who  do  not  bring  ID  to  the  polls  can  vote  
using  a  standard  provisional  ballot,  which  will  be  counted  if  the  signature  they  give  at  the  polling  
place  matches  the  signature  on  their  voter  registration  card.

Mail  ballots  will  not  require  Voter  ID.

If you don’t have a valid photo ID? Get a free Voter ID.
Find more about Voter ID at www.sos.ri.gov

State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
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Dear Rhode Islander:
Among my duties as Secretary of State, there is no more important undertaking than assuring our
elections are accessible to those who vote and those who wish to serve. Whether you will vote for
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role in September’s primary and November’s election.
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governed by the state Board of Elections.
In keeping with my pledge to employ technology to improve Rhode Islander’s access to their
government, the guide is posted on our website at sos.ri.gov, where it is available 24/7. 
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it makes it easy for political parties, citizens and candidates to share links to the guide with their
constituents, friends and supporters. Of course, we will provide hardcopies upon request.
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elections@sos.ri.gov.

Sincerely,

A. Ralph Mollis
Secretary of State

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Election  Calendar  Highlights  ...................................................................... 1
Election  Calendar  and  Explanations    ......................................................... 2
2014  Campaign  Finance  Calendar  .......................................................... 12
4XDOL¿FDWLRQVIRU(OHFWLYH2I¿FH  .............................................................. 15
Polling  Place  Hours  ................................................................................. 16
Contact  Information
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GENERAL INFORMATION
› Rhode Island General Laws, §17-1-7, provides for uniform deadlines as follows:
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the next business day subsequent thereto, provided, however, that this does not apply to registration to
vote thirty (30) days prior to an election or primary.
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status of any laws affecting the dates in this guide.

ELECTION CALENDAR HIGHLIGHTS
›   March  25,  26  and  27
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›   May  23,  24  and  25
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›   June  11                        
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›   June  23,  24  and  25                        
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candidate is a registered voter.)

›   August  10                        
Deadline to register to vote in the party primaries

›   September  9                        
PRIMARIES

›   October  5                        
Deadline to register to vote in the general election

›   November  4                        
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SECRETARY  OF  STATE  A.  RALPH  MOLLIS        1

ELECTION CALENDAR & EXPLANATIONS
›   March  25,  26  and  27
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›   May  23,  24  and  25  
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›   June  23,  24  and  25  
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›   June  26  
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declarations of candidacy.
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›   June  26
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candidacy.
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›   June  27  
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city, town or district committees have failed to endorse.
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›   July  1
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First day nomination papers are available. Party and independent candidates obtain nomination papers.
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from the City of Providence obtain their nomination papers from the Secretary of State’s Elections
Division: senator, representative, Democratic state committee and senatorial and representative district
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exclusive of Sundays and holidays.
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›   July  17  
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›   July  18
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name will be removed from the ballot.
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›   July  28
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wardens, moderators, supervisors and clerks.

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›   July  28
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SECRETARY  OF  STATE  A.  RALPH  MOLLIS        5

›   August  5  
PRIMARIES - OFFICIALS
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to the primaries.
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›   August  6  
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›   August  8
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›   August  10  
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primary.
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›   August  15
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preliminary voting lists.
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›   August  19
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canvassers not later than 21 days prior to primaries.
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›   August  19  
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(20th day is August 20 – must be done before this date)
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›   August  20  
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›   August  22
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›   August  22  
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›   August  29  
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be made from lists provided by city and town party committees at least 10 days prior to the primaries.
(August 30 is a Saturday)
§17-15-13(c)

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prior to primaries. Local boards of canvassers may substitute posting of notices by publication in the
newspaper. (September 1 is a holiday)
§17-15-17

›   September  8  at  4  p.m.
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canvassers not later than 4 p.m.
§17-20-2.2(b)

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›   September  9  
PRIMARIES
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than the day following the primaries.
§17-15-34

›   September  12
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›   September  12  
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following the date of the primaries.
§17-19-7

›   September  22
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wardens, moderators, supervisors and clerks.

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›   September  22
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election mail ballot from their local board of canvassers.
§17-19-8.1(b)

›   September  30
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›   October  3
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Notice to be posted not later than October 3 in order for canvass to be conducted by October 14.
§17-10-5(a)

›   October  5
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Final date for voter registration for the general election. Registration must be made at least 30 days prior
to the general election.
§§17-1-3,  17-1-7

›   October  10
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preliminary voting lists.
§17-10-5

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§17-12-13

 
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›   October  14
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boards of canvassers not later than 21 days prior to the general election.
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›   October  17
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›   October  27  
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issued and posted at least 7 days prior to Election Day.
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›   November  3  at  4  p.m.  
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boards of canvassers not later than 4 p.m.
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›   November    4
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›   November  4  at  8  p.m.  
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within 7 days after the election. November 11 is a holiday, deadline falls to November 12.
§§§17-1-7,  17-19-36,  17-19-37

›   January,  2015  
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›   Within  10  days  of  organization
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the Secretary of State’s Elections Division and local boards of canvassers.
§17-12-9(c)

SECRETARY  OF  STATE  A.  RALPH  MOLLIS        11

2014 CAMPAIGN FINANCE CALENDAR
Note: “NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION”
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›   January  31,  2014  (not  later  than)
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Designation of a campaign treasurer by each state and municipal committee of a political party.
§17-25-9

›   March  1,  2014  
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aggregate all contributions received and expenditures made during the previous calendar year.
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›   April  30,  2014  
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›   July  31,  2014  
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›   September  2,  2014
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reports 7 days prior to the party primaries.
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›   October  7,  2014
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›   October  28,  2014
(For reporting period October 7, 2014 thru October 27, 2014)
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reports 7 days prior to the election.
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›   October  31,  2014  
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participating in the September primary or November election.
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›   December  2,  2014
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SECRETARY  OF  STATE  A.  RALPH  MOLLIS        13

›   February  2,  2015
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thru December 31, 2014.
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Rhode Island State Board of Elections 
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QUALIFICATIONS FOR ELECTIVE OFFICE
OFFICE

AGE

STATE

U.S. CITIZEN

YEARS IN TERM

# OF TERMS

RESIDENCE

U.S.  Senator

30

yes

9  years

6

no  limit

U.S.  
Representative

25

yes

7  years

2

no  limit

Governor

18

30  days

yes

4

2

Lt.  Governor

18

30  days

yes

4

2

Secretary  of  
State

18

30  days

yes

4

2

General  
Treasurer

18

30  days

yes

4

2

Attorney  General

18

30  days

yes  

4

2

State  Senator

18

30  days

yes

2

no  limit

State  
Representative

18

30  days

yes

2

no  limit

SECRETARY  OF  STATE  A.  RALPH  MOLLIS        15

POLLING PLACE HOURS

OPENING TIMES OF POLLS
CITY/TOWN

OPEN

CITY/TOWN

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Barrington

7 a.m.

Newport

7 a.m.

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7 a.m.*

North Kingstown

7 a.m.

Central Falls

7 a.m.

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7 a.m.

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Coventry

7 a.m.

Pawtucket

7 a.m.

Cranston

7 a.m.

Portsmouth

7 a.m.

Cumberland

7 a.m.

Providence

7 a.m.

East Greenwich

7 a.m.

Richmond

7 a.m.*

East Providence

7 a.m.

Scituate

7 a.m.

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7 a.m.

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7 a.m.

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Lincoln

7 a.m.

West Greenwich

7 a.m.

Little Compton

7 a.m. *

West Warwick

7 a.m.

Middletown

7 a.m.

Woonsocket

7 a.m.

Narragansett

7 a.m.

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