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R.I. voters can cast ballots on campus

All U.S. citizens who are at least 18 years of age are eligible to cast their vote for the president of the United States in today's general election.

Salomon Center is the most convenient polling location for undergraduates registered with their campus addresses. Most Rhode Island polling places open at 7 a.m., and all of them will close their doors at 8 p.m. to begin the tabulation process. Those in line by 8 p.m. will still be allowed to vote.

Ocean State voters must have registered by Oct. 7 to help decide the races for the U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives and local congressional races. Unregistered voters may still cast their votes in the presidential and vice presidential races by registering at the appropriate City or Town Hall today.                                                                              

A walk down College Hill to the Dunkin Donuts Center offers a last-minute chance for unregistered students to cast their vote in the presidential and vice presidential races.

For the first time, voters will be asked for a valid, unexpired ID before they are allowed to cast their vote. Photo IDs will not be required until 2014. To view sample ballots, polling locations and a list of acceptable voter ID documentation, visit www.elections.state.ri.us.

But forgetful voters will still be allowed to participate even without acceptable ID. If the signature on their standard provisional ballot matches the one on their voter registration, the vote will be counted.

For those venturing to off-campus polling locations, Zipcar Providence is providing its members with a one-day 50 percent "Zip to the Polls" discount. The special, which is being offered to voters nationwide, is available from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. On Election Day only, users can make a reservation on the Zipcar website to receive a half-off hourly rate. 

 

Clarification: A previous version of this article implied that same-day registration was possible at the Salomon Center polling station. In fact, same-day registration is available at the Dunkin Donuts Center downtown.  




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