June 11 is deadline to disaffiliate

June 11 is deadline to disaffiliate

BLACKSTONE VALLEY – Rhode Island Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis warns voters that Wednesday, June 11 is the deadline for primary voters to disaffiliate.

Any person intending to vote in a primary must be disaffiliated from any other political party, if they are currently a member, at least 90 days prior to the primary. If you are a registered voter, and voted in any of the 2012 party primaries, you are currently registered in that party. You must disaffiliate from that party if you wish to vote in another party’s primary.

The political parties in Rhode Island are Democrat, Moderate and Republican. If you are an Unaffiliated/Independent Voter, you may choose the party primary for which you wish to vote, and you will then become a member of that party.

Voters may check which party they are registered with by visiting the Rhode Island Voter Information Center at https://sos.ri.gov/vic/. By visiting this site, voters can also learn more information about their elected officials, check their voter registration status, locate their local board of canvassers, and view sample ballots for upcoming elections as well as learn where their polling place is.

Voters may go to their local Board of Canvassers in their city or town to disaffiliate.