Registration deadline approaches for RI presidential primary


Rhode Islanders must be registered to vote by this Saturday to cast ballots in the state’s April 24 presidential primary.

Secretary of State Ralph Mollis said Thursday that he and local election officials will keep their offices open on Saturday to ensure that any first-time Rhode Island voters can meet the deadline.

This year’s Republican primary ballot will include Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich and Buddy Roemer. President Barack Obama is the only candidate on the Democratic primary ballot.

The primary will be the first election in which voters will be asked to show identification.


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