June 11 is deadline to change party affiliation for primary election

June 11 is deadline to change party affiliation for primary election

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis is reminding voters that Wednesday, June 11, is the deadline for upcoming primary voters to change their political party affiliation.

The political parties in Rhode Island are Democrat, Moderate and Republican.

If you are a registered voter who voted in the 2012 Republican, Democrat or Moderate party primary, you are currently still registered in that party. You must disaffiliate from that party by June 11 if you wish to vote in another party's primary.

Unaffiliated/independent voters may choose which party primary they wish to vote in, and will then become designated as a member of that party.

Voters may check which party they are registered with by visiting the Rhode Island Voter Information Center at 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 change party affiliation.