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Rhode Island Election Administration
Chief Election Official(s): Secretary of State (View Website)
Election/Appointment Process:
Partisan Election
  • Approves new voting systems/ devices
  • Advertises statewide ballot questions
  • Prepares election calendar
Secondary Official(s): State Board of Elections
Election/Appointment Process: The governor appoints and the senate approves 7 board members for 14 year terms. The governor appoints a chair and a vice chair.
  • Prescribes voter registration forms
  • Determines ballot eligibility of parties
  • Canvasses election returns
  • Handles state recounts
Current Official(s): A. Ralph Mollis
Public Office Experience:
Reelection/Reappointment Date:
Primary Date: September 12, 2006
Contact Information: Hon. A. Ralph Mollis
Secretary of State
217 State House
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 222-2357
Fax (401) 222-1356
[email protected]


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