Canvassing Department


 Upcoming Elections:

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - Rhode Island Presidential Preference Primary***
***Rescheduled from the original date of April 28, 2020 by Executive Order of the Governor at the request of the state Board of Elections. The Voter Registration Deadline has been changed to May 3, 2020. The deadline to disaffiliate or change your party affiliation is May 4, 2020.

Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020 - Rhode Island Statewide Primary

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 - Rhode Island General Election

Cranston Voters:

The deadline to apply for a regular mail ballot for the June 2, 2020 Presidential Preference Primary is tentatively 4 p.m. on May 19, 2020, pending an executive order from the Governor. Please click this link for more information regarding this election and the mail ballot process, or call the Canvassing Dept. at 401-780-3128.

The Rhode Island Secretary of State is planning to send a mail ballot application in late April to all Rhode Island registered voters who have not already applied for a mail ballot. Please contact our office with any questions. You can also receive a mail ballot application by calling our office at 401-780-3128 or downloading the application online at

The June 2, 2020 Presidential Preference Primary will be an all-mail-ballot election. All voters who wish to cast a ballot should do so by mail. Only limited vote centers will be open on June 2 for voters who missed the mail ballot period or are unable to vote by mail; please be aware that most regular polling locations will not be open for this primary.

– Cranston Board of Canvassers



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