Everything Barrington voters need to know for Tuesday


Barrington will operate five polling places for the Presidential election on Nov. 6, which also includes town council, school committee and General Assembly races along with a number of state ballot questions. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voters can check on their polling place by visiting the Secretary of State’s website (www.sos.ri.gov) or by contacting the Barrington Town Clerk’s Officer at 247-1900 ext. 4.

Polling locations are as follows:

District Voting Locations

66-1 Barrington High School, 220 Lincoln Avenue

66-2 Middle School, 261 Middle Highway

66-3 Nayatt School, 400 Nayatt Road

67-4 Hampden Meadows School, 297 New Meadow Road

67-5 Sowams School, 364 Sowams Road

Barrington residents who did not register by the deadline on Sunday, Oct. 7 are eligible to vote for President and Vice President only. These individuals can register up through election day though they must cast ballots at the senior center, 281 County Road.

Also, beginning this year, poll workers will ask voters to show a current and valid ID.

Acceptable photo IDs include the following:

- RI driver’s license

- U.S. passport

- ID card issued by an educational institution in the United States

- U.S. military identification card

- ID card issued by the U.S. government or State of Rhode Island like a RIPTA bus pass

- Government issued medical card

- RI Voter ID

- Employee ID card

- ID card provided by a commercial establishment

- Credit or debit card

- Health club ID card

- Insurance plan ID card

- Public housing ID card

In 2012 and 2013, voters will also accept certain non-photo IDs. Non-photo IDs must include a voter’s name and address as it appears in the poll book. Non-photo IDs must also be dated prior to Nov. 2, 2010 unless the document is intended to be of a permanent nature.

Acceptable non-photo IDs include the following:

- Birth certificate

- Social security card

- Government-issued medical card

- Utility bill

- Bank statement

- Document issued by a government agency

- Lease or rental statement

- Student ID

- Tuition statement or bill

- Insurance plan card

Eligible voters who do not have either a photo or non-photo ID will not be turned away from the polls. Those without ID can vote using a provisional ballot, which will be counted if the signature provided at their polling place matches the signature on their voter registration.

For more information, visit the Secretary of State’s website at www.sos.ri.gov or contact the Barrington Town Clerk’s office at 247-1900 ext. 4.


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