Primary Elections

SECTION 17-15-14

§ 17-15-14 Qualifications of primary officials – Affidavit.

(a) Each warden or moderator and each primary supervisor appointed under the provisions of §§ 17-15-13 and 17-15-16 shall be able to read the Constitution of the state in the English language, and to write his or her name, and shall, whenever possible, be a voter of the senatorial district, representative district, or town, ward, or voting district from which he or she is appointed.

(b) No person shall be appointed to serve as a primary official who has been convicted, found guilty, pleaded guilty or nolo contendere, or placed on a deferred or suspended sentence or on probation for any crime which involved moral turpitude or a violation of any of the election, caucus, or primary laws of this or any other state.

(c) No person shall be appointed to serve as a primary official who is an officer or employee of the United States, of this state, or of any city or town of this state, but no person shall be disqualified solely because that person is a notary public or a teacher.

(d) No person who is seeking nomination or election at any primary election shall act as a primary official at that primary.

(e) Every primary official shall make an affidavit before the proper local board or some member of the board to the effect that that official is not disqualified by reason of the provisions of this section.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1947, ch. 1886, § 19; P.L. 1948, ch. 2100, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 17-15-14; P.L. 1958, ch. 18, § 1; P.L. 1966, ch. 116, § 11; P.L. 2004, ch. 278, § 2; P.L. 2004, ch. 480, § 2.)