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Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

Rhode Island May Vote on Weekends

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Rhode Island Secretary of State Ralph A. Mollis, at right in the above photo, yesterday introduced a package of state-level election reform bills that would bring weekend voting to Rhode Islanders, change the way the state’s voter rolls are handled, and change Election Day canvassing rules.

In August, we highlighted the fact that Secretary Mollis was considering weekend voting, and publicized his public hearing to discuss that and other issues.

The complete press release from Secretary Mollis’ office follows. (more…)

Monday, August 6th, 2007

R.I. Secretary of State considering weekend voting; public forum tonight!

Visiting us from the Ocean State? Tonight (Moday), your secretary of state, Ralph Mollis, wants to hear from you at a forum in Warwick about election reform. He’s considering ten reforms, including moving election day to the weekend. That, and nine other reforms – including proof of residency requirements and a photo ID law (controversial in the past) – are after the jump. The details of the event are, too.
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Patrick, France is a post-Christian secular country. Relatively few of them attend church, and voting on Sunday does not interfere with their religious practices, because most of the population is not religious...

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In France they last voted on a Sunday. France is despite the Bourbon legacy a largely Catholic country, yet they vote on Sunday...

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