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Need to Know Basics: Cloudy with a Chance of Democracy

Need to know basics

need to know2Warwick, RI – It’s election day in Warwick. Here are a few things to keep in mind while you make with the Democracy:

Clouds – The weather geeks say Election Day is going to be mostly cloudy with a low of 48 degrees. There will also be a southwest wind around 7 mph.

Elect –In case you don’t know where you need to go to vote between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. Nov. 4, you can check out a list of local polling places using our list from the primary.

You can also look up your ward on the Secretary of State’s website. If you’d like to read up on the local choices before you head out, check out our election coverage.

Voting rights – Speaking of voting, federal law protects against such crimes as intimidating or bribing voters, buying and selling votes, impersonating voters, altering vote tallies, stuffing ballot boxes, and marking ballots for voters against their wishes or without their input. It also contains special protections for the rights of voters and provides that they can vote free from acts that intimidate or harass them.

To report suspected election fraud or voting rights abuses at the polls in Rhode Island, the United States Attorney’s Office can be reached by the public at (401) 709-5068.  In addition, the FBI field office in Rhode Island will be prepared to receive allegations of voting fraud and other election abuses at (401) 272-8310.

Rob Borkowski
Author: Rob Borkowski

Rob has worked as reporter and editor for several publications, including The Kent County Daily Times and Coventry Courier, before working for Gatehouse in MA then moving home with Patch Media. Now he's publisher and editor of WarwickPost.com. Contact him at [email protected] with tips, press releases, advertising inquiries, and concerns.

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