§17-10-5  Canvass and correction of preliminary lists. –


Published: 2015

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TITLE 17

Elections

CHAPTER 17-10

Canvassing the Lists of Qualified Electors

SECTION 17-10-5



   § 17-10-5  Canvass and correction of

preliminary lists. –

(a) The local board shall, before the twentieth (20th) day preceding each

election, meet and canvass the preliminary lists and hear objections to the

inclusion or omission of any person as a registered voter, and it shall at that

time make a final canvass and correction of the registration files. It shall

give notice of the time and place of the meeting, for at least ten (10) days

previous to it, by posting notices of the meeting in the same manner as

required by this chapter for the posting of the preliminary list, and by

publication once, at least ten (10) days previous to the meeting, in one or

more newspapers having general circulation in the city or town. At or following

the meeting, the local board shall strike from the lists and direct the

cancellation of the registration of every person who is not qualified to vote

at the election for which the final canvass is made, and shall immediately

notify the secretary of state of that action. No registration shall be

cancelled or a voter's right to vote be otherwise limited based upon a finding

that the voter no longer resides within the city or town unless the voter has

confirmed either in person or in writing that the voter no longer resides

within the city or town or the board has received written evidence that the

voter has registered to vote within another city or town or in another state.



   (b) The local boards may meet and canvass the voting lists of

any senatorial district, representative district or districts, ward or wards,

or voting district or districts in any senatorial or representative district,

ward, or voting district, or at their office or other previously designated

place, at any other convenient time or times, on the same day or different

days, not inconsistent with the provisions of this chapter.



History of Section.

(G.L. 1909, ch. 8, § 3; P.L. 1910, ch. 640, § 2; G.L. 1923, ch. 8,

§ 3; G.L. 1938, ch. 313, § 3; P.L. 1951 (s.s.), ch. 2870, § 6;

P.L. 1952, ch. 2897, § 2; P.L. 1956, ch. 3746, § 1; G.L. 1956,

§§ 17-10-8, 17-10-14; G.L. 1956, § 17-10-6; P.L. 1958, ch. 18,

§ 1; P.L. 1963, ch. 209, § 4; P.L. 1966, ch. 116, § 6; P.L.

1978, ch. 201, § 7; P.L. 1978, ch. 203, § 1; G.L., § 17-10-5;

P.L. 1994, ch. 171, § 5.)