Chapter 084

2011 -- S 0391 SUBSTITUTE A

Enacted 06/20/11





     Introduced By: Senators Doyle, Tassoni, and Gallo

     Date Introduced: March 10, 2011


It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:


     SECTION 1. Section 17-1-3 of the General Laws in Chapter 17-1 entitled "General

Provisions" is hereby amended to read as follows:


     17-1-3. Eligibility to vote. -- Every citizen of the United States who is at least eighteen

(18) years of age, whose residence as defined in section 17-1-3.1 has been in this state for at least

thirty (30) days, and in the town or city and voting district in which that person desires to cast his

or her vote at least thirty (30) days next preceding the election, and who is registered in that city

or town and voting district at least thirty (30) days next preceding any election, shall be entitled to

vote in the election; provided, a person may vote in a primary election only if that person is

eligible under the provisions of this title. A person who has not registered to vote, or whose

registration has been canceled pursuant to section 17-10-1, may cast a vote for president and vice-

president on election day at his or her city or town hall or at an alternate location designated by

the board of canvassers, and approved by the board of elections, where such location is deemed

necessary to better accommodate such voters. The casting of that vote shall commence the

process of voter registration and subject the person voting to the requirements and penalties of

this chapter.


     SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.



LC01538/SUB A