Canvassing - Voter Registration

Mission Statement


The Portsmouth Canvassing Authority is responsible for conducting all elections in the Town of Portsmouth. Under the direction of the State Board of Elections and in cooperation with the Secretary of State, the authority is involved in all phases of the electoral process, from voter registration to tallying the votes after the polls close on Election Day.

There are approximately 14,343 registered voters in the Town of Portsmouth.

Portsmouth Board of Canvassers


The Board of Canvassers is comprised of three bipartisan members who are appointed for 6-year terms by the Town Council and the Registrar of Voters is appointed by the Board of Canvassers.

See the members serving on the Board of Canvassers.

Precinct Map


See a map displaying precinct numbers and poll locations.

PORTSMOUTH VOTERS

be advised, the following is notice of the

GENERAL ELECTION

to be held on

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2018

POLLS OPEN at 7:00 AM and CLOSE at 8:00 PM


Poll Locations


These locations are open for all Statewide General and Primary Elections. Precincts may be combined for the Presidential Preference Primary and Special Elections.

If your VOTER INFORMATION CARD reads



PRECINCT #   Your POLLING SITE and ADDRESS will be
 2701 Hope Brown Center at Farnham Farm, Prudence Island
 2702 Portsmouth Multi-Purpose Senior Center, 110 Bristol Ferry Road
 2703* Roger Williams University BayPoint Inn, 144 Anthony Road (northwest entrance)
*PLEASE NOTE:  Location temporarily changed due to scheduled construction at the Common Fence Point Community Hall.
 2704 Portsmouth High School - Old Gymnasium, 120 Education Lane (Door #8)
 2705 Melville School Cafeteria, 1351 West Main Road
 2706 Portsmouth Town Council Chambers, Town Hall, 2200 East Main Road
 2707 St. Barnabas Church Parish Hall, 1697 East Main Road
 2708  Portsmouth Middle School Gymnasium, 125 Jepson Lane
2710  PRESIDENT / VICE-PRESIDENT ONLY (when applicable) Portsmouth Town Hall, 2nd Floor, 2200 East Main Road

PLEASE NOTE: In accordance with RIGL§17-19-24.2, poll workers will ask you to show Photo ID when you vote at your polling site.

In accordance with RIGL §17-10-3 (c), “You must be registered to vote from your actual place of residence.” 

If you have any questions about whether you are registered or where you are registered to vote, please call us at 401-683-3157 for more information.