Voting and Elections

Voting is the foundation of our democratic system of government. Common Cause Rhode Island has worked for decades to improve administration of our elections and access to the polls. Some of our victories include improvements in public access to our redistricting process, pre-registration of 16 & 17 year-olds, and restoration of voting rights post-release.

In 2013 we identified many of the challenges still facing our system in our report, 'We have to fix that.' Common Cause supports in-person early voting, and on-line voter registration to improve access to the polls for all Rhode Islanders. We oppose the use of the archaic master lever on the Rhode Island ballot.

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