Today's the big day, folks. Time to head to the polls and cast your ballot for which candidates you want representing you in government at the local, regional and state levels.
It's also Decision Day for the Claiborne Pell School $30 million bond referendum, as Newporters select whether to "approve" or "reject" the plan to build one elementary school for all of the city's students. Also in ballot questions, voters will be deciding the official name for our state; whether to fund a new chemistry building at URI and a new Arts Center at Rhode Island College, through $78 million in higher education bonds; whether to OK $84.7 million in transportation bonds to improve state highways, roads and bridges, along with $4.7 million for RIPTA; and whether to approve $14.7 in open space and recreation bonds, of which $1.5 million would go toward upgrading .
Before you head to the polls, review this quick checklist to make sure you're ready.
The polls will be open Tuesday Nov. 2, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
To find out where you're eligible to vote in Newport, view the document at right, or visit the Secretary of State's website here.
To take a glimpse at your ballot before voting, view the documents at right, or go here.
Coverage of Candidates and the Issues
To get a full look at Newport Patch's Election '10 coverage, go here.
To get a rundown of the top stories, go .
Be sure to stay tuned to Newport Patch this evening after the polls close. We'll bring you the results, and reaction, as soon as they're in. You can also follow the results on the RI Board of Election's website here.
Patch is offering free coffee today to those who get out there and vote. Wear your "I voted" sticker to one of two Custom Coffee House locations: either the shop at 796 Aquidneck Avenue in Middletown, or the one at the intersection of W. Main Road and King Charles Drive in Portsmouth.