TITLE 17
Elections

CHAPTER 17-11
Voting Districts and Officials

SECTION 17-11-1.1


§ 17-11-1.1 Combination of voting districts for special election.

(a) The board of canvassers of any city or town at which there shall be submitted to the voters a question or questions for their approval or rejection but at which no state or local officials will be elected, shall have the authority to combine two (2) or more voting districts, when in its judgment the combination is advisable, and when combined shall be treated as a voting district, but only upon the approval of the board of elections.

(b) If voting districts are combined as provided in subsection (a) of this section, the local board must advertise the combination of districts in a newspaper of general circulation in the city or town no less than seven (7) days and no more than twenty-one (21) days before the special election.

(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections (a) and (b) of this section, the board of canvassers of the city of Woonsocket or the town of Cumberland may combine two (2) or more voting districts for the senate district 20 special election in April, 2008 and when combined shall be treated as a voting district, but only upon the approval of the board of elections.

If voting districts are combined pursuant to this subsection, the local board must advertise the combination of districts in a newspaper of general circulation in the city or town no less than three (3) days before the special election.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1964, ch. 136, § 1; P.L. 1966, ch. 116, § 7; P.L. 1986, ch. 362, § 1; P.L. 1990, ch. 151, § 1; P.L. 1998, ch. 2, § 1; P.L. 2000, ch. 109, § 74; P.L. 2003, ch. 23, § 1; P.L. 2006, ch. 187, § 1; P.L. 2006, ch. 352, § 1; P.L. 2008, ch. 5, § 1.)