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 7, 2023 Special General Election is Sunday, October 8, 2023.
Voter Registration Cards will be available at the Bristol Police Department at 395 Metacom Avenue, Bristol, RI on Sunday, October 8th from 1:00 pm 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 7, 2023 Special 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 17, 2023.
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 7, 2023.
Ballots can be returned in the postage prepaid return envelope or dropped off in any official mail ballot drop box located in Congressional District 1 statewide at city and town halls on November 7, 2023.
Mail ballot drop boxes close at 8 p.m. on November 7.
Mail ballot drop boxes are located in front of Bristol Town Hall, 10 Court St., and the Rhode Island Board of Elections parking lot, 2000 Plainfield Pike, Cranston.
Track your mail-in ballot, to confirm that your ballot has been received by election officials.
EARLY IN-PERSON VOTING
Early voting takes place at:
The Reynolds School Building
235 High Street
Bristol, RI 02809
Early voting takes place from:
Wednesday, October 18th – Monday, November 6th
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Early Voting ends at 4 p.m. on November 6, 2023.
ELECTION DAY VOTING
IMPORTANT VOTER NOTICE:
COMBINED POLLING LOCATIONS FOR THIS YEAR’S
SPECIAL ELECTION(S) ONLY
Please note that the polling locations for the special elections scheduled for November 7, 2023, have been combined for this year’s election(s) only.
See the chart below for your polling location.
For more information call the Bristol Board of Canvassers at 401-253-7000 ext. 132
GENERAL ELECTION LOCAL BALLOT QUESTION
On Tuesday, November 7, 2023, residents of Bristol and Warren will have the opportunity to vote, as part of the General Election ballot, on the following bond question:
BRISTOL WARREN SCHOOL DISTRICT
SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION/IMPROVEMENTS BONDS NO MORE THAN $200,000,000
(Local Act No. 047/H 6455 and Local Act. No. 048/S 1073 – Local Acts 2023)
Shall an act passed at the 2023 session of the General Assembly entitled ‘An act authorizing the Bristol Warren Regional School District to issue not to exceed two hundred million dollars ($200,000,000) general obligation bonds and notes to finance the acquisition, construction, improvement, renovation, furnishing, and equipping of a new high school, athletic facility, and school facilities in the district, furnishings and equipment thereof, and all expenses incident thereto, including, but not limited to, costs of design, demolition, athletic fields, landscaping and parking and all attendant expenses, including engineering, architectural, surveying and other project-related consulting costs’ be approved?
For the full content of the ballot question, financial implications and House and Senate Bills, please click the links below.
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FINAL CANVASSING OF BRISTOL VOTER LIST
The Bristol Board of Canvassers will meet at Bristol Town Hall, 10 Court Street, on Tuesday, October 17th at 1:00 pm. 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 Special Election that is to take place on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 The Preliminary List of Bristol Voters will be posted on Friday, October 13, in the Canvassing Department Office, Bristol Town Hall, 10 Court St, Bristol.
2023 Candidate Forums
Information currently not available.
INTERESTED IN BEING A POLLWORKER
Did you know that signing up to work the polls helps to strengthen our electoral system and ensures safe, secure, and accessible elections for all? Plus, it’s 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 2023- Congressional District 1
- 2023 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.
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