97-H 5984 am
Effective Without the Governor's Signature
Jul. 8, 1997


It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows

SECTION 1. Section 17-18-11 of the General Laws in Chapter 17-18 entitled 'Elective Meetings' is hereby amended to read as follows:

17-18-11. Time of closing of polls. -- Elective meetings in all cities and towns shall be continuously kept open for voting until 9 p.m., provided that any qualified voter who is within the building in which the elective meeting is being conducted and is waiting in line to vote at 9 p.m. shall be entitled to cast his or her vote. When all persons so entitled to vote shall have been afforded a reasonable opportunity to do so, the polls shall be closed {DEL . DEL} {ADD ; provided, further, that the city council of the city of Pawtucket shall have the authority, solely in local elections, to close the polls one (1) hour earlier than prescribed above. ADD}

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.

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