450 - Canvassing Authority

City of East Providence FY2024 Budget Summary

Who we are:

The Canvassing Department is managed by the Canvassing Authority Administrator whose duties and responsibilities include supervising the office staff and preparing and administering the department budget.

What we do:

The office maintains voter registration records and provides City residents with voter registration forms, local candidate declaration forms, mail ballot applications, election information, sample ballots, etc. The Canvassing Authority reports to the Office of the Secretary of State, Elections and Civics Division, on matters relating to the certification of candidates, nomination petitions, mail ballot applications, and updating and maintenance of voter registration and to the State Board of Elections for voting machines, poll workers' training meetings, interpretations of the State election laws, and any new legislation that may affect elections.