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Dates set for Providence City Council and West Warwick Town Council special elections

“City and town council members make decisions that affect education, the local economy, and overall quality of life in their community. If you feel you can be a voice for your community, run for office by filing a declaration of candidacy on April 29 or 30th,” said Secretary Gorbea. “For all eligible residents in Providence and West Warwick, I strongly encourage you to put the deadlines for this special election in your calendars so you can make sure you exercise your right to vote.”

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From a press release:

Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea is providing the following schedule for upcoming special elections to fill vacancies on the Providence City Council (Ward 15) and West Warwick Town Council (Ward 5). Potential candidates are encouraged to note that the declaration of candidacy period is Thursday and Friday of this week.

June 8 Special Primary Election: Providence Ward 15 and West Warwick Ward 5

  • April 27, 2021: Deadline to request Braille/Tactile ballot
  • April 29 and 30, 2021: Declaration of candidacy period
  • May 9, 2021: Deadline to register to vote or update voter record for Primary
  • May 18, 2021: Mail ballot application deadline for Primary
  • May 19 to June 7: Early in-person voting period for Primary
  • June 8, 2021: PRIMARY

July 6 Special Election: Providence Ward 15 and West Warwick Ward 5

  • May 24, 2021: Deadline to request Braille/Tactile ballot
  • June 6, 2021: Deadline to register to vote or update voter record
  • June 15, 2021: Mail ballot application deadline
  • June 16 to July 5: Early in-person voting period FOR WEST WARWICK
  • June 16 to July 6: Early in-person voting period FOR PROVIDENCE (Providence City Hall is closed Monday, July 5)
  • July 6, 2021: ELECTION

“City and town council members make decisions that affect education, the local economy, and overall quality of life in their community. If you feel you can be a voice for your community, run for office by filing a declaration of candidacy on April 29 or 30th,” said Secretary Gorbea. “For all eligible residents in Providence and West Warwick, I strongly encourage you to put the deadlines for this special election in your calendars so you can make sure you exercise your right to vote.” 

Eligible residents will have three safe and secure options for casting their ballot in these special elections: voting from home with a mail ballot, voting early in-person at city hall, or voting at the polls.

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