Conduct of Election and Voting Equipment, and Supplies

SECTION 17-19-7.1

§ 17-19-7.1. Listing of at-large candidates.

(a) In case of a vote for members of the council or school committee of any city or town, in which the office or offices to be filled are to be elected on an at-large basis, and whether the election is a partisan, nonpartisan, primary, general, or special election, the names for the office or offices shall be listed on the ballot in such fashion that no more than one name for an office shall be displayed on the same horizontal line; provided, that candidates for nonpartisan election in the cities of Newport, Pawtucket, and Woonsocket, and candidates for partisan election in the town of North Providence, may be listed on the same horizontal line.

(b) In no event shall the voting equipment be prepared to prevent further voting for an office or officer until the elector has cast as many votes as there are separate offices to be filled.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1978, ch. 252, § 2; P.L. 1979, ch. 301, § 1; P.L. 1983, ch. 111, § 1; P.L. 1995, ch. 333, § 1; P.L. 1996, ch. 277, § 12; P.L. 1996, ch. 298, § 12.)