The Board of Canvassers is a citizen-run group charged with the running of the local election(s). The Town Clerk’s office is responsible for maintaining the records, such as ballots and voter information.
Voter Registration Deadline
Town of Bristol
The deadline to register to vote to be eligible for the upcoming November 8, 2022 General Election is Sunday, October 9, 2022.
Voter Registration Cards will be available at the Bristol Police Department at 395 Metacom Avenue, Bristol, RI on Sunday, October 9, 2022 from 1:00pm until 4:00 pm.
You may also register to vote by visiting vote.sos.ri.gov or at the Bristol Town Clerk’s Office during regular office hours Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM in Bristol Town Hall, 10 Court Street, Bristol, RI 02809.
Mail Ballot Application Deadline
Town of Bristol
Any registered voter wishing to vote by mail–in ballot for the November 8, 2022, General Election must submit a mail ballot application to the Bristol Board of Canvassers, located in Bristol Town Hall, 10 Court Street, Bristol, RI no later than 4:00 PM on Tuesday, October 18, 2022.
VOTED MAIL BALLOTS AND MAIL BALLOT DROP BOXES
Voted mail ballots must be received by the Rhode Island Board of Elections no later than 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8, 2022.
Ballots can be returned in the postage prepaid return envelope or dropped off in any official mail ballot drop box located statewide at city and town halls, and at all polling locations on November 8.
Mail ballot drop boxes close at 8 p.m. on November 8. Mail ballot drop boxes are also located in front of Bristol Town Hall, 10 Court St., and the Rhode Island Board of Elections parking lot, 2000 Plainfield Pike, Cranston.
EARLY IN-PERSON VOTING
Early voting takes place at Bristol Town Hall, 10 Court Street Wednesday, October 19th – Monday, November 7th Weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Early Voting ends at 4 p.m. on November 7, 2022.
ELECTION DAY VOTING
Bristol is opening all polling locations for the November 8, 2022 General Election. Bristol registered voters can vote at their designated polling location on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 8 p.m.
Call the Bristol Board of Canvassers at 401-253-7000 ext. 132
To view a sample ballot, track your mail ballot, and view or update your voter record and party information either click the hyperlink or visit vote.sos.ri.gov
To view your voting district please see the recently adopted redistricting map below:
FINAL CANVASSING OF BRISTOL VOTER LIST
The Bristol Board of Canvassers will meet at Bristol Town Hall, 10 Court Street, on Monday, October 17, 2022, at 11 a.m. The meeting is for the purpose of canvassing the Preliminary List of Bristol Voters, and to hear objections to the inclusion or omission of any person as a registered voter, and to make a Final Canvass and correction of the voter registration file for the General Election that is to take place on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. The Preliminary List of Bristol Voters will be posted on Friday, October 14, 2022, in the Canvassing Department Office, Bristol Town Hall, 10 Court St, Bristol.
2022 Candidate Forums
Thursday, October 6, 2022 @ 6:30 pm.
Bristol Town Council & Senate District 32 (Bristol, Barrington, and East providence) Click here for details.
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 @7:00 pm
Regional School Committee Forum: Bristol Candidates
Click here for details.
INTERESTED IN BEING A POLLWORKER
Did you know that sighing up to work the polls helps to strengthen our electoral system and ensures safe, secure, and accessible elections for all? Plus, its the perfect opportunity help at a local voting location and give back to your community!
Help America Vote and sign up to be a poll worker today!
Simply fill out the poll worker application and return it to the Bristol Town Hall- Board of Canvassers Department!
ADDITIONAL VOTER RESOURCES
ELECTION AND VOTER INFORMATION 2022
- Run for Office 2022
- 2022 Election Calendar
- Voter Registration Form (PDF)
- Voter Cancelation Form (PDF)
Election Resources & FAQs
When is the voter registration deadline?
Residents must be registered to vote 30 days before an election.
How do I register to vote?
Rhode Island residents can register to vote on the Secretary of State website by clicking here.
Where can I find general voter information?
To look up general voter information including your polling location, sample ballots and election results, click here.
What do I do if I’m not going to be in Town for the election?
1. Download a mail-in ballot application off the Secretary of State’s website or pick up a paper application at Bristol Town Hall.
2. Mail the application to Bristol’s Local Board of Canvassers (Bristol Town Hall) at 10 Court St. Bristol, RI 02809.
To learn more about voting by mail, please visit the Secretary of State’s website by clicking here.
Address: 10 Court Street, Bristol, RI 02809
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday | 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Phone: 401-253-7000 ext. 132