In an effort to minimize the risk of spreading the Coronavirus (COVID-19), City Hall will be operating via appointment from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For COVID-19 information in the City of Pawtucket, please visit http://www.pawtucketri.com/COVID19.
Board of Canvassers and City Registrar gearing up to receive and count increased volume of mail ballots
Pawtucket, R.I. – Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien is reminding and encouraging Pawtucket residents to vote by mail for the Presidential Primary on June 2, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing practices, voting in-person may not be practical for residents who wish to cast a ballot in the primary. As a result, Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea has made the decision to send mail ballot applications to all registered voters in Pawtucket and across Rhode Island.
“We’re not going to let COVID-19 undermine our democratic process, and that’s why I’m encouraging Pawtucket residents who don’t feel comfortable voting in-person to vote by mail for the June 2nd Presidential Primary,” said Mayor Grebien. “All registered voters in Pawtucket will receive a vote by mail application from the Secretary of State’s office. Simply fill out and send the vote by mail application by May 19th, and you’ll then receive your mail ballot for the Presidential Primary. It’s that easy, and everyone should take advantage of this convenient way to vote during the current crisis.”
“I also want to recognize the incredible work of the Pawtucket Board of Canvassers and City Registrar Ken McGill who have already processed 4,500 vote by mail applications,” said Grebien. “Their hard work and dedication is ensuring that Pawtucket residents have options to safely cast their ballots in the upcoming primary.”
While the use of mail ballots is being strongly encouraged, the Board of Canvassers has also designated three physical polling locations where social distancing rules and strict sanitizing protocols will be followed:
Curvin McCabe School
466 Cottage St.
Agnes Little School
60 South Bend St.
50 Whitman St.
Pawtucket residents with questions about voting in the June 2nd Presidential Primary should visit the Secretary of State’s Voter Information Center at vote.sos.ri.gov, visit the Pawtucket Board of Canvassers web page at pawtucketri.com/board-canvassers, or call the Pawtucket Board of Canvassers at (401) 722-1637.
REMINDER: May 19th is the deadline to fill out a vote by mail application to request a mail ballot.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 11, 2020
- Mayor Donald R. Grebien