TITLE 17
Elections

CHAPTER 17-18
Elective Meetings

SECTION 17-18-11


§ 17-18-11 Time of closing of polls.

Elective meetings in all cities and towns shall be continuously kept open for voting until 8 p.m.; provided, that any qualified voter who is waiting in line to vote at 8 p.m. shall be entitled to cast his or her vote. When all persons entitled to vote have been afforded a reasonable opportunity to do so, the polls shall be closed.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 9, §§ 16, 17, 19, 20; G.L. 1909, ch. 9, §§ 16, 17, 19, 20; G.L. 1909, ch. 9, §§ 9, 11, as enacted by P.L. 1910, ch. 640, § 3; P.L. 1912, ch. 781, § 2; P.L. 1917, ch. 1519, § 1; P.L. 1918, ch. 1625, § 1; P.L. 1921, ch. 2023, § 1; G.L. 1923, ch. 9, § 11; P.L. 1924, ch. 554, § 1; P.L. 1925, ch. 607, § 1; P.L. 1925, ch. 744, § 6; P.L. 1933, ch. 2064, § 1; P.L. 1934, ch. 2102, § 2; P.L. 1935, ch. 2221, § 1; P.L. 1936, ch. 2288, § 1; P.L. 1936, ch. 2395, § 2; G.L. 1938, ch. 314, § 11; P.L. 1939, ch. 755, § 1; P.L. 1942, ch. 1210, § 1; P.L. 1944, ch. 1399, § 2; P.L. 1944, ch. 1402, § 1; P.L. 1944, ch. 1413, § 2; P.L. 1946, ch. 1707, § 1; P.L. 1950, ch. 2445, § 1; P.L. 1950, ch. 2480, § 1; P.L. 1950, ch. 2489, § 1; P.L. 1950, ch. 2526, § 1; P.L. 1951, ch. 2770, § 1; P.L. 1955, ch. 3445, § 2; P.L. 1955, ch. 3468, § 1; P.L. 1955, ch. 3578, § 1; P.L. 1956, ch. 3774, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 17-18-11; R.P.L. 1957, ch. 22, § 2; P.L. 1958, ch. 18, § 1; P.L. 1959, ch. 6, § 1; P.L. 1960, ch. 82, § 1; P.L. 1961, ch. 131, § 2; P.L. 1961, ch. 154, § 1; P.L. 1961, ch. 179, § 2; P.L. 1964, ch. 2, § 1; P.L. 1964, ch. 100, § 1; P.L. 1964, ch. 119, § 1; P.L. 1964, ch. 142, § 1; P.L. 1964, ch. 5, § 2; P.L. 1966, ch. 116, § 14; P.L. 1997, ch. 201, § 1; P.L. 1997, ch. 316, § 1; P.L. 2011, ch. 191, § 1; P.L. 2011, ch. 205, § 1; P.L. 2013, ch. 48, § 1; P.L. 2013, ch. 62, § 1.)