§ 17-14-8 Signing of nomination papers.
Not all endorsers of a candidate need sign on the same nomination papers, but
endorsers who are voters in different cities and towns shall not sign the same
sheet. Every voter signing a nomination paper shall sign in person with his or
her name, place of residence, and street number, as it appears on the voting
list. The signature shall be accepted as valid if it can be reasonably
identified to be the signature of the voter it purports to be. A variation of
the voter's signature by the insertion or omission of identifying titles or by
the substitution of initials for the first or middle names, or both, shall not
in itself be grounds for invalidation of the signature. Any voter who is unable
to write may sign by making his or her mark "X" on the nomination paper in the
presence of two (2) witnesses who shall subscribe their names on the paper as
witnesses to the signing.
(P.L. 1947, ch. 1886, § 10; P.L. 1948, ch. 2100, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 17-14-8; P.L. 1958, ch. 18, § 1; P.L. 1978, ch. 271, § 1.)