WARWICK, RI — The deadline to submit a mail-in ballot request for the Sept. 8 state-wide primary to your local board of canvassers is tomorrow, and Councilman Anthony Sinapi is offering to deliver Warwick voters’ forms personally.
To receive a mail-in ballot, Warwick voters have to submit the mail-in ballot request form, found here, to the Board of Canvassers at Warwick City Hall, First Floor, 3275 Post Road, Warwick, RI by 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020.
If you’re not already registered to vote, you’re too late for the statewide primary, but there’s still time to register for the general election before that Oct. 4 deadline. The deadline to request a mail-in ballot for the general election in November is Oct. 4.
Once you’ve successfully received a mail ballot, you’ll need to fill it out as you would a normal ballot, and get it to the Warwick Board of Canvassers by 4 p.m. on Sept. 8, 2020.
Mailing your ballot in is riskier than in previous elections however, since President Donald J. Trump has told Fox Business News he is deliberately sabotaging the U. S. Postal Service to prevent people from voting with mail ballots. The President’s actions place people planning to vote by mail to avoid risking illness and death from a COVID-19 infection in a position of deciding between voting and their health, or lives.
“For those that wish to avoid having to mail their ballots once they are received, there is a secure drop box at City Hall where ballots can be placed. If you are unable and/or would prefer to not travel to City Hall, please call me at 401-474-2069 and I will pick up the ballot to place it in the drop box for you,” Sinapi wrote to Facebook followers.