Elections

The Board of Canvassers is a citizen-run group charged with the running of the local election(s). Town Clerk's Office is responsible for maintaining the records, such as ballots and voter information.

Bristol Primary Elections occurs every two years on the second Tuesday of September*. The next Bristol Primary is scheduled, Wednesday, September 12th, 2018.

Bristol General Elections occur every two years on the first Tuesday of November*. The next General Election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 6th, 2018.

Local Polling Places

Precinct
Poll
Location
Senate
Representative
201
Rockwell School
1225 Hope Street
10
68
202
Burnside Building
400 Hope Street
11
68
203
Qunita-Gamelin Community Center
101 Asylum Road
32
68
204
Mt. Hope High School
199 Chestnut Street
32
68
205
Fire Department Headquarters
4 Annawamscutt Drive
10
69
206
RI Veterans Home
480 Metacom Avenue
10
69
207
Roger Williams University North Campus Residence Hall
1 Old Ferry Road
11
69
208
Franklin Court
150 Franklin Street
11
69
209
St. Elizabeth Auditorium
577 Wood Street
32
69

Election Resources  & FAQs

Residents must be registered to vote 30 days before the election. To vote in the State of Rhode Island, register here.

To look up general voter information including your polling location and a sample ballot, click here.

Not going to be in Town for the election? 

  1. Download a mail-in ballot application online or pick-up a paper application at Bristol Town Hall.
  2. Mail the application to Bristol's Local Board of Canvassers (Bristol Town Hall) at 10 Court St. Bristol, RI 02809.

For additional resources on how to vote by mail, click here.