TITLE 17
Elections

CHAPTER 17-9.1
Registration of Voters

SECTION 17-9.1-10


§ 17-9.1-10 Additional method of registering.

(a) In addition to the methods for registering to vote provided in §§ 17-9.1-7, 17-9.1-8, 17-9.1-9, and 17-9.1-34, whenever any person who is, or may be, by the next election qualified to vote desires to register, that person may appear before the local board of the city or town in which he or she has his or her residence, as defined in § 17-1-3.1, or before the clerk or other duly authorized agent of the board, or before a registrar appointed by the state board of elections, and shall furnish the information required of him or her by this chapter and any information described in §§ 17-9.1-23 and 17-9.1-24 that the registrant may wish to record, and after the information has been recorded on the registry card furnished for that purpose, the person shall sign his or her name and certify to the truth of the facts recorded in the appropriate spaces in the card; provided, whenever any person is unable to sign his or her name because of physical incapacity or otherwise, he or she shall make his mark "(X)", which shall be witnessed by the person receiving the registration.

(b) It shall be the duty of the local board or clerk or other duly authorized agent of the board or registrar of the state board of elections to inform the person registering to vote that the voter will be mailed an acknowledgement card advising the person of the disposition of the registration and in the process verifying that the person resides at the address provided on the registration form. The person shall also be advised that if the acknowledgement card is returned as undeliverable, the person will be placed on the inactive list of voters pending the results of the confirmation process described in § 17-9.1-26. Nothing contained in this section shall be deemed to entitle a person to vote whose registration form has not been filed with the local board at least thirty (30) days before an election.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1994, ch. 171, § 4; P.L. 2016, ch. 7, § 1; P.L. 2016, ch. 8, § 1.)