TITLE 17
Elections

CHAPTER 17-11
Voting Districts and Officials

SECTION 17-11-13


§ 17-11-13 Appointment and compensation of supervisors.

(a) The local board of each city and town, at least thirty-five (35) days before each election, shall appoint two (2) pairs of supervisors for each polling place, each pair of which shall not be comprised of two (2) persons from the same political party. Supervisors shall, if possible, be appointed from a list of eligible voters presented and employed in the same manner as provided by this chapter for the appointment of wardens and clerks.

(b) The local board may, in its discretion, or upon the direction of the state board appoint one or more additional supervisors for any polling place whenever and so long as the appointment is, in the judgment of either board, necessary to facilitate the conduct of an election.

(c) The supervisors of elections in all cities and towns shall severally receive compensation for their services at the minimum rate of sixty dollars ($60) per day.

(d) The local board may adopt a plan for some or all supervisors to work a half-day at half-pay if the plan is consistent with the provisions of this section and is approved by the state board.

(e) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) above, the local board of a city or town may, upon written approval of the board of elections, reduce the number of supervisors at polling places within their jurisdiction.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 11, § 32; P.L. 1900, ch. 798, § 4; G.L. 1909, ch. 11, §§ 35, 37; G.L., ch. 11, §§ 35, 38; P.L. 1901, ch. 640, §§ 18, 21; P.L. 1919, ch. 1734, § 1; G.L. 1923, ch. 11, §§ 34, 37; G.L. 1938, ch. 312, §§ 32, 33; P.L. 1940, ch. 819, §§ 3, 6; P.L. 1944, ch. 1474, § 1; P.L. 1951 (s.s.), ch. 2870, § 18; G.L. 1956, §§ 17-11-11, 17-11-13; G.L. 1956, § 17-11-13; P.L. 1958, ch. 18, § 1; P.L. 1964, ch. 18, § 1; P.L. 1979, ch. 291, § 1; P.L. 1986, ch. 425, § 1; P.L. 1986, ch. 523, § 1; P.L. 1989, ch. 420, § 1; P.L. 2004, ch. 278, § 1; P.L. 2004, ch. 480, § 1.)