TITLE 17
Elections

CHAPTER 17-18
Elective Meetings

SECTION 17-18-10


§ 17-18-10 Time of opening of polls.

(a) Elective meetings in the cities and towns named in this section shall be opened for the purpose of voting at the hours specified for each particular city or town as designated in the specific time as follows:

(1) Barrington Polls open at 7 a.m.

(2) Bristol Polls open at 7 a.m.

(3) Burrillville Polls open at 7 a.m.

(4) Central Falls Polls open at 7 a.m.

(5) Charlestown Polls open at 7 a.m.

for the biennial general

election and 9 a.m. for

all other elections

(6) Coventry Polls open at 7 a.m.

(7) Cranston Polls open at 7 a.m.

(8) Cumberland Polls open at 7 a.m.

(9) East Greenwich Polls open at 7 a.m.

(10) East Providence Polls open at 7 a.m.

(11) Exeter Polls open at 7 a.m.

(12) Foster Polls open at 7 a.m.

(13) Glocester Polls open at 7 a.m.

(14) Hopkinton Polls open at 7 a.m.

(15) Jamestown Polls open at 7 a.m.

for the biennial general

election and 8 a.m. for

all other elections

(16) Johnston Polls open at 7 a.m.

(17) Lincoln Polls open at 7 a.m.

(18) Little Compton Polls open at 7 a.m.

(19) Middletown Polls open at 7 a.m.

and 7 a.m. for Presiden-

tial Elections only

(20) Narragansett Polls open at 7 a.m.

(21) Newport Polls open at 7 a.m.

(22) New Shoreham Polls open at 9 a.m.

(23) North Kingstown Polls open at 7 a.m.

(24) North Providence Polls open at 7 a.m.

(25) North Smithfield Polls open at 7 a.m.

(26) Pawtucket Polls open at 7 a.m.

(27) Portsmouth Polls open at 7 a.m.

(28) Providence Polls open at 7 a.m.

(29) Richmond Polls open at 7 a.m.

(30) Scituate Polls open at 7 a.m.

(31) Smithfield Polls open at 7 a.m.

(32) South Kingstown Polls open at 7 a.m.

(33) Tiverton Polls open at 7 a.m.

(34) Warren Polls open at 7 a.m.

(35) Warwick Polls open at 7 a.m.

(36) Westerly Polls open at 7 a.m.

(37) West Greenwich Polls open at 7 a.m.

(38) West Warwick Polls open at 7 a.m.

(39) Woonsocket Polls open at 7 a.m.

(b) In all special or primary elections in the towns of Hopkinton, Westerly, and Little Compton, polls shall open at 9:00 a.m.

(c) In all presidential preference primaries in the town of New Shoreham, polls shall open at 12:00 p.m.

(d) In all primary elections in all cities and towns, polls may open at 7:00 a.m. Notice shall be given and posted by the local board.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 9, §§ 15, 18, 20; G.L. 1909, ch. 9, §§ 15, 18, 20; G.L. 1909, ch. 9, §§ 9, 10; P.L. 1910, ch. 640, § 3; P.L. 1912, ch. 781, § 1; P.L. 1917, ch. 1519, § 1; P.L. 1919, ch. 1774, § 1; P.L. 1922, ch. 2191, § 1; G.L. 1923, ch. 9, § 10; P.L. 1924, ch. 554, § 1; P.L. 1925, ch. 744, § 6; P.L. 1926, ch. 762, § 1; P.L. 1929, ch. 1334, § 1; P.L. 1930, ch. 1598, § 1; P.L. 1933, ch. 2041, § 1; P.L. 1934, ch. 2102, § 1; P.L. 1936, ch. 2395, § 1; P.L. 1938, ch. 2603, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 314, § 10; P.L. 1942, ch. 1210, § 1; P.L. 1944, ch. 1399, § 1; P.L. 1944, ch. 1413, § 1; P.L. 1944, ch. 1427, § 1; P.L. 1953, ch. 3057, § 1; P.L. 1953, ch. 3102, § 1; P.L. 1953, ch. 3122, § 1; P.L. 1955, ch. 3445, § 1; P.L. 1955, ch. 3505, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 17-18-10; R.P.L. 1957, ch. 22, § 1; R.P.L. 1957, ch. 72, § 1; P.L. 1958, ch. 18, § 1; P.L. 1960, ch. 9, § 1; P.L. 1961, ch. 131, § 1; P.L. 1961, ch. 179, § 1; P.L. 1963, ch. 157, § 1; P.L. 1964, ch. 179, § 1; P.L. 1965, ch. 5, § 1; P.L. 1966, ch. 276, § 1; P.L. 1967, ch. 4, § 1; P.L. 1967, ch. 29, § 1; P.L. 1968, ch. 13, § 1; P.L. 1971, ch. 37, § 1; P.L. 1972, ch. 23, § 1; P.L. 1973, ch. 27, § 1; P.L. 1973, ch. 266, § 1; P.L. 1973, ch. 273, § 1; P.L. 1974, ch. 18, § 1; P.L. 1976, ch. 52, § 1; P.L. 1977, ch. 33, § 1; P.L. 1978, ch. 10, § 1; P.L. 1982, ch. 216, § 1; P.L. 1982, ch. 342, § 1; P.L. 1985, ch. 38, § 1; P.L. 1985, ch. 95, § 1; P.L. 1985, ch. 148, § 1; P.L. 1985, ch. 205, § 1; P.L. 1987, ch. 614, § 1; P.L. 1988, ch. 11, § 1; P.L. 1988, ch. 51, § 1; P.L. 1989, ch. 38, § 1; P.L. 1989, ch. 40, § 1; P.L. 1989, ch. 230, § 1; P.L. 1989, ch. 532, § 1; P.L. 1992, ch. 113, § 1; P.L. 1992, ch. 114, § 1; P.L. 1992, ch. 204, § 1; P.L. 1993, ch. 27, § 1; P.L. 1993, ch. 145, § 1; P.L. 1994, ch. 151, § 1; P.L. 1994, ch. 274, § 1; P.L. 1996, ch. 36, § 1; P.L. 1996, ch. 63, § 1; P.L. 1996, ch. 68, § 1; P.L. 1996, ch. 410, § 1; P.L. 1999, ch. 67, § 1; P.L. 1999, ch. 326, § 1; P.L. 1999, ch. 459, § 1; P.L. 1999, ch. 502, § 1; P.L. 2002, ch. 74, § 1; P.L. 2002, ch. 362, § 1; P.L. 2004, ch. 189, § 1; P.L. 2004, ch. 318, § 1; P.L. 2008, ch. 302, § 1; P.L. 2008, ch. 449, § 1; P.L. 2009, ch. 113, § 1; P.L. 2009, ch. 154, § 1; P.L. 2011, ch. 191, § 1; P.L. 2011, ch. 205, § 1; P.L. 2015, ch. 25, § 1; P.L. 2015, ch. 39, § 1; P.L. 2016, ch. 251, § 1; P.L. 2016, ch. 294, § 1.)