Board of Canvassers

The Board of Canvassers operates in accordance with Title 17 of the Rhode Island General Laws and the Narragansett Town Charter. The Town Clerk's Office, with assistance from the Board of Canvassers, is responsible for the preparation and maintenance of all Town voting records and the administration of all national, state and local elections.

Upcoming Elections
Important dates and deadlines for voters and candidates can be found here.

Primary Election

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
7:00 AM to 8:00 PM

The last day to disaffiliate before the September 12 primary was Thursday, June 14. The last day to register to vote in order to be eligible to vote in the primary was Monday, August 13. The last day to apply for a mail ballot for the primary was Wednesday, August 22

If circumstances arise after the regular mail ballot application deadline of August 22, you can apply for an Emergency Mail Ballot in the Town Clerk's Office until 4:00 PM on the day before the election (September 11, 2018). The State Board of Elections must receive your voted emergency Mail ballot by 8:00 PM  on Election Day.

To check your voter registration record, party affiliation, view your sample ballot or any other information on the Primary Election click here.

General Election
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
7:00 AM to 8:00 PM

The last day to register to vote in order to be eligible to vote in the general election is Sunday,October 7. Forms will be available that day at the Narragansett Police Station, 40 Caswell Street from 10 AM until 4 PM and online at RI Secretary of State's website. The last day to apply for a mail ballot for the general election is Tuesday, October 16. That form must be filed at the Board of Canvassers, 25 Fifth Avenue by 4 PM.

For more information on the General Election click here.

Electoral Information

State Congressional District 2
State Senatorial Districts 35 & 36
State Representative Districts 33 & 34

Election and Voter Information

For State and Local Election Information, please visit the Rhode Island Secretary of State Elections & Voting webpage. You can check your voter registration, find out who your elected officials are, locate your local board of canvassers, and view sample ballots for upcoming elections.

To register to vote in the State of Rhode Island you must be a legal resident of Rhode Island and a citizen of the United States, be at least 16 years of age (at least 18 years of age to vote on Election Day). You can register online here. If you prefer to submit a paper document in person or by mail, complete and submit the Rhode Island Voter Registration Form to the Board of Canvassers.

Beginning in 2012, poll workers will ask you to show a current and valid ID when you vote at your polling place. Acceptable photo IDs include:
  • RI driver's license
  • U.S. passport
  • ID card issued by an educational institution in the United States
  • U.S. military identification card
  • State of Rhode Island or federal government-issued ID card
  • Government-issued medical card
Voter ID is intended to strengthen the public's faith in the fairness of our elections by enabling poll workers to match a voter's face to the name they give at the polls.

Polling Places

The Town of Narragansett contains five (5) distinct local voting districts as shown on the Town Voting District Map

  • Voting District 2001 is in Senate District 35 and House Representative District 33
  • Voting Districts 2002 and 2003 are in Senate District 36 and House Representative District 33
  • Voting Districts 2004 and 2005 are in Senate District 35 and House Representative District 34
Please note that the polling places are subject to change, please check with the Board of Canvassers Clerk for up-to-date information regarding polling places.

District 1

North Beach Clubhouse
79 Boston Neck Road

District 2

Mettatuxet Yacht Club
30 South River Drive

District 3

St. Veronica Chapel
1035 Boston Neck Road

District 4

Narragansett Pier School
235 South Pier Road

District 5

St. Mary Star of the Sea Church
866 Point Judith Road