TITLE 17
Elections

CHAPTER 17-4
Federal Elective Officers

SECTION 17-4-2


§ 17-4-2 Territory in first and second congressional districts.

First district: The first congressional district shall consist of all of the towns of: North Smithfield; Smithfield; Lincoln; Cumberland; North Providence; Barrington; Warren; Bristol; Portsmouth; Tiverton; Little Compton; Middletown; and Jamestown and the cities of: Woonsocket; Central Falls; Pawtucket; East Providence; and Newport.

The first congressional district shall also consist of all of the part of the city of Providence bounded by a line beginning at the Providence – North Providence boundary line and Admiral St; thence southeasterly on Admiral St to Douglas Ave; thence southerly on Douglas Ave to Eaton St; thence westerly on Eaton St to Oakland Ave; thence southerly on Oakland Ave to Smith St; thence easterly on Smith St to Park St; thence southerly on Park St to Hayes St; thence easterly on Hayes St to Francis St; thence southerly on Francis St to Gaspee St; thence northeasterly on Gaspee St to Smith St; thence easterly on Smith St to the Amtrak railroad; thence northwesterly on the Amtrak railroad to I-95; thence northeasterly on I-95 to Chalkstone Ave, thence southeasterly on Chalkstone Ave to Ashburton St; thence easterly on Ashburton St to Randall St; thence northeasterly on Randall St to the Charles St ramp; thence southerly from the Charles St ramp to Stevens St; thence easterly on Stevens St to Hewes St; thence northerly on Hewes St to the west side of N Main St; thence southerly on the west side of N Main St to Mill St; thence southerly on Mill St to Smith St; thence westerly on Smith St to the Moshassuck River; thence southerly on the Moshassuck River to College St; thence westerly on College St to Westminster St; thence westerly on Westminster St to Memorial Blvd; thence southerly on Memorial Blvd to Dyer St; thence southerly on Dyer St to Pine St; thence southwesterly on Pine St to I-95; thence southeasterly on I-95 to Eddy St; thence southerly on Eddy St to Blackstone St; thence westerly on Blackstone St to Friendship St; thence northerly on Friendship St to census block 440070007002027; thence westerly on boundary line between census blocks 440070007002027 and 440070004001002 to Broad St; thence northwesterly on Broad St to Elmwood Ave; thence southerly on Elmwood Ave to Bridgham St; thence westerly on Bridgham St to Lester St; thence southwesterly on Lester St to Dexter St; thence northerly on Dexter St to Cranston St; thence southwesterly on Cranston St to census block 440070013002004; thence westerly on the boundary line between census blocks 440070013002004 and 440070013001006 to Chapin Ave; thence westerly on Chapin Ave to Messer St; thence southerly on Messer St to Union Ave; thence southwesterly on Union Ave to Waverly St; thence northwesterly on Waverly St to Ellery St; thence southerly on Ellery St to Althea St; thence easterly on Althea St to Union Ave; thence southwesterly on Union Ave to State Highway 10; thence southerly on State Highway 10 to the Providence – Cranston boundary line; thence southerly and easterly on the Providence – Cranston boundary line to the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad; thence northeasterly on the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad to Elmwood Ave; thence southeasterly on Elmwood Ave to Linden Ave; thence easterly and southerly on Linden Ave to Fredrick C. Greene Memorial Blvd; thence northeasterly on Fredrick C. Greene Memorial Blvd to Park Path; thence northeasterly on Park Path to Fredrick C. Greene Memorial Blvd; thence northeasterly on Fredrick C. Greene Memorial Blvd to Natural History Ave; thence southerly on Natural History Ave extending along the boundary line between census block 440070001022010 and census blocks 440070001024007 and 44070001023016 to Verndale Ave; thence southeasterly on Verndale Ave to Montgomery Ave; thence easterly on Montgomery Ave to the Providence – Cranston boundary line; thence easterly on the Providence – Cranston boundary line to the Providence – East Providence boundary line; thence northerly on the Providence – East Providence boundary line to the Providence – Pawtucket boundary line; thence westerly on the Providence – Pawtucket boundary line to the Providence – North Providence boundary line; thence westerly and southwesterly on the Providence – North Providence boundary line to the point of origin.

Second district: The second congressional district shall consist of all of the towns of: Burrillville; Glocester; Foster; Scituate; Johnston; Coventry; West Warwick; West Greenwich; East Greenwich; Exeter; North Kingstown; Narragansett; New Shoreham; South Kingstown; Charlestown; Richmond; Hopkinton; and Westerly and the cities of: Cranston and Warwick.

The second congressional district shall also consist of all of the part of the city of Providence bounded by a line beginning at the Providence – North Providence boundary line and Admiral St; thence southeasterly on Admiral St to Douglas Ave; thence southerly on Douglas Ave to Eaton St; thence westerly on Eaton St to Oakland Ave; thence southerly on Oakland Ave to Smith St; thence easterly on Smith St to Park St; thence southerly on Park St to Hayes St; thence easterly on Hayes St to Francis St; thence southerly on Francis St to Gaspee St; thence northeasterly on Gaspee St to Smith St; thence easterly on Smith St to the Amtrak railroad; thence northwesterly on the Amtrak railroad to I-95; thence northeasterly on I-95 to Chalkstone Ave, thence southeasterly on Chalkstone Ave to Ashburton St; thence easterly on Ashburton St to Randall St; thence northeasterly on Randall St to the Charles St ramp; thence southerly from the Charles St ramp to Stevens St; thence easterly on Stevens St to Hewes St; thence northerly on Hewes St to the west side of N Main St; thence southerly on the west side of N Main St to Mill St; thence southerly on Mill St to Smith St; thence westerly on Smith St to the Moshassuck River; thence southerly on the Moshassuck River to College St; thence westerly on College St to Westminster St; thence westerly on Westminster St to Memorial Blvd; thence southerly on Memorial Blvd to Dyer St; thence southerly on Dyer St to Pine St; thence southwesterly on Pine St to I-95; thence southeasterly on I-95 to Eddy St; thence southerly on Eddy St to Blackstone St; thence westerly on Blackstone St to Friendship St; thence northerly on Friendship St to census block 440070007002027; thence westerly on boundary line between census blocks 440070007002027 and 440070004001002 to Broad St; thence northwesterly on Broad St to Elmwood Ave; thence southerly on Elmwood Ave to Bridgham St; thence westerly on Bridgham St to Lester St; thence southwesterly on Lester St to Dexter St; thence northerly on Dexter St to Cranston St; thence southwesterly on Cranston St to census block 440070013002004; thence westerly on the boundary line between census blocks 440070013002004 and 440070013001006 to Chapin Ave; thence westerly on Chapin Ave to Messer St; thence southerly on Messer St to Union Ave; thence southwesterly on Union Ave to Waverly St; thence northwesterly on Waverly St to Ellery St; thence southerly on Ellery St to Althea St; thence easterly on Althea St to Union Ave; thence southwesterly on Union Ave to State Highway 10; thence southerly on State Highway 10 to the Providence – Cranston boundary line; thence northerly and westerly on the Providence – Cranston boundary line to the Providence – Johnston boundary line; thence northerly on the Providence – Johnston boundary line to the Providence – North Providence boundary line; thence northeasterly on the Providence – North Providence boundary line to the point of origin.

The second congressional district shall also consist of all of the part of the city of Providence bounded by a line beginning at Elmwood Ave and Linden Ave; thence easterly and southerly on Linden Ave to Fredrick C. Greene Memorial Blvd; thence northeasterly on Fredrick C. Greene Memorial Blvd to Park Path; thence northeasterly on Park Path to Fredrick C. Greene Memorial Blvd; thence northeasterly on Fredrick C. Greene Memorial Blvd to Natural History Ave; thence southerly on Natural History Ave extending along the boundary line between census block 440070001022010 and census blocks 440070001024007 and 44070001023016 to Verndale Ave; thence southeasterly on Verndale Ave to Montgomery Ave; thence easterly on Montgomery Ave to the Providence – Cranston boundary line; thence southerly, westerly, and northerly on the Providence – Cranston boundary line to the point where census block 440070001024013 intersects with the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad; thence northeasterly along the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad to the eastern side of Elmwood Ave; thence southeasterly along the eastern side of Elmwood Ave to the point of origin.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1901, ch. 838, § 2; G.L. 1909, ch. 16, § 2; P.L. 1912, ch. 775, § 2; G.L. 1923, ch. 15, § 2; P.L. 1930, ch. 1527, § 1; P.L. 1932, ch. 1859, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 322, § 2; G.L. 1956, § 17-3-2; G.L. 1956, § 17-4-2; P.L. 1958, ch. 18, § 1; P.L. 1963, ch. 84, § 2; P.L. 1966, ch. 116, § 4; P.L. 1972, ch. 3, § 1; P.L. 1982, ch. 20, § 6; P.L. 1992, ch. 33, § 5; P.L. 2002, ch. 4, § 5; P.L. 2002, ch. 292, § 20; P.L. 2004, ch. 6, § 54; P.L. 2012, ch. 6, § 3; P.L. 2012, ch. 7, § 3.)