Rhode Island

Rhode Island

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government.

Women's Journal and Suffrage News Newspaper clipDuring these uncertain times, we know that you are doing all you can to ensure your health and safety, and that of your community. The League of Women Voters of Rhode Island wants you to know that we remain committed to empowering voters and defending democracy. There are many ways that you can participate in strengthening our democracy. See a few highlights below.
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100 years of the League of Women Voters and the 19th Amendment in 2020!


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The Emergency Mail Ballot/In-Person Voting period has begun. For mail ballots you may use any of the drop box locations around the state, but for in person voting you must go to the Board of canvassers where you live.
Drop Boxes for Mail Ballots - https://tinyurl.com/yxu64kln
Boards of Canvassers for In-Person Voting - https://elections.ri.gov/canvassers/

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Public Statement

“In this time of COVID-19, it is so important that Rhode Island voters have a distinct and singular on-line space for election information,” said Jane Koster, President of LWVRI. “I encourage Rhode Islanders to visit www.VOTE411.org where they will find answers to questions by candidates regarding issues that are important to Rhode Islanders.”

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The 2020 Voter Guide has been prepared by the League of Women Voters South County and funded by a grant from the LWVRI Education Fund.

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Event Date: 
Oct 28 2020 - 7:00pm
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Free Webinar

Election security is top of mind as we delve into the 2020 election cycle.

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Bristol Town Council - https://youtu.be/sbgG34emt4E
Ward No. 2 East Providence School Committee - https://youtu.be/v_ULEDc0oSU
Ward No. 3 East Providence School Committee - https://youtu.be/DoXsa9VNytc
At Large East Providence School Committee - https://youtu.be/Q2Zr8ReI8MU
Senate District #10 (Warren, Bristol, Tiverton) - https://youtu.be/kRkVfQ_eMWM
House District #68 (Bristol, Warren) - https://youtu.be/P2v1_jE4lCI
Barrington Town Council - https://youtu.be/cdHoHyoogAU

Racism and Redistricting event
Event Date: 
Oct 8 2020 - 7:00pm

On October 8, the League of Women Voters of the United States, along with LWV of Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia hosted a discussion on the role systemic racism plays in silencing voters of color and how it’s shaped one of the most important processes for ensuring voters’ voices are heard.
Video: https://tinyurl.com/y3rbwghu

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A series of virtual forums hosted by the League of Women Voters South County began Thursday (10/1) with a night focused on candidates for Town Council.

Voter Registration Drive
Press Mention

League of Women Voters South County registering voters at the Eslplanade, Westerly Library & Wilcox Park on National Registration Day September 22.

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September 10 Newport School Committee Candidates Forum
September 17 Middletown School Committee Forum
September 24 Newport City Council - City At-Large Candidates
October 1 Newport City Council – Wards
October 8 Newport County State Representative Candidates

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Blog Post

With three months to go until Election Day, America is facing a critical shortage of poll workers, the linchpin of our voting process, all of whom need to be signed up and trained in time for November.