TITLE 17
Elections

CHAPTER 17-20
Mail Ballots

SECTION 17-20-21


§ 17-20-21 Certifying envelopes.

The secretary of state shall cause to be prepared and printed and shall furnish with each mail ballot an envelope for sealing up and certifying the ballot when returned. The envelope shall be printed in substantially the following form:

"After marking ballot or ballots, fold and enclose in this envelope and seal it. Certify to statement hereon. Enclose in envelope addressed to board of elections, which must receive the envelope not later than the time prescribed by § 17-18-11 for the closing of polling places on the day of election."

Date of Election:................ City/Town of:..............................................

Certificate of Voter

Print Name of Voter

I swear or affirm, under penalty of perjury, that I am:

/B I am a United States citizen;

/B I am a resident and qualified voter of the State of Rhode Island;

/B I am eligible to cast a mail ballot under the provisions of § 17-20-2; and

/B I am not qualified to vote elsewhere.

Voter must sign full name here:

(If unable to sign name because of physical incapacity or otherwise, voter shall make his or her mark "(X)").

I hereby attest under penalty of perjury that the enclosed voted ballot was cast, and the signature or mark on this certifying envelope was made by the voter whose name appears on the label above.

Before me the .............. day of .............................. 20......................................, at ........................................................ (city or town), county of .................., state of ........................................, personally appeared the above named voter, to me known and known by me to be the person who affixed his or her signature to this ballot envelope.

............................................

Notary Public &n bsp

Notary must also print his or her name

Witness:

..........................

(Signature)(Print Name) (Address)

(Signature)(Print Name) (Address)

Note: Mail ballots must either be sworn to before a notary public or before two (2) witnesses who must sign their names and addresses.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1978, ch. § 2; P.L. 1981, ch. 272, § 1; P.L. 1985, ch. 94, § 1; P.L. 1985, ch. 161, § 1; P.L. 1989, ch. 156, § 1; P.L. 1989, ch. 435, § 1; P.L. 1989, ch. 436, § 1; P.L. 1990, ch. 227, § 1; P.L. 1999, ch. 83, § 41; P.L. 1999, ch. 130, § 41; P.L. 2001, ch. 56, § 1; P.L. 2001, ch. 121, § 1; P.L. 2011, ch. 190, § 1; P.L. 2011, ch. 217, § 1; P.L. 2013, ch. 66, § 1; P.L. 2013, ch. 74, § 1.)