Title 17

Chapter 15
Primary Elections

R.I. Gen. Laws § 17-15-34

§ 17-15-34. Recount petition or other protest.

Any candidate whose name was on the primary ballot may file with the state board a request for the recounting of the votes cast, or other protest concerning the primary, provided he or she files the request or protest no later than four o’clock (4:00) p.m. on the day following the primary. The request or protest shall contain the candidate’s reason for making the request or protest. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to prevent the state board, acting on its own motion, from ordering a recount or taking appropriate action in response to any error, irregularity, or impropriety in the conduct of any facet of the primary which comes to its attention at any time prior to the certification of the results of the primary.

History of Section.
P.L. 1947, ch. 1886, § 27; P.L. 1948, ch. 2100, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 17-15-40; G.L. 1956, § 17-15-34; P.L. 1958, ch. 18, § 1; P.L. 1983, ch. 172, § 23; P.L. 1996, ch. 277, § 10; P.L. 1996, ch. 298, § 10.