Just as our students are learning about their civic responsibilities through initiatives, such as Project Citizen, we as adults should be modeling appropriate civic responsibility.
This week, there are three “LAST CHANCE” opportunities…..
…. Cranston residents who are not registered to vote but wish to vote in the Rhode Island General Election being held on November 4, 2014 must register by October 5 to be eligible to vote in that election. Please go to this link www.CranstonRI.com for more information on how to register to vote. It’s important!
CITY OF CRANSTON
LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2014 – 1:00 p.m. to 4 P.M.
Cranston residents who are not registered to vote but wish to vote in the Rhode Island General Election being held on November 4, 2014 must register by October 5 to be eligible to vote in that election
Voter registrations will be accepted on Sunday October 5, 2014 between 1:00 P.M. and 4 P.M. in the Board of Canvassers office in Room 100, Cranston City Hall. Voters unsure of their registration status can check their status at https://sos.ri.gov/vic/. Voter registrations will also be accepted by mail and in person at the Cranston Board of Canvassers office during regular office hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. in Room 100, Cranston City Hall. Election information can be obtained at the Cranston Canvassing Department’s we page, accessed through the city’s website at www.CranstonRI.com or by calling the Board of Canvassers at 780-3127.
**The deadline to submit an absentee ballot is October 14th
…. Please respond to the Cranston Public Schools 2015 Calendar survey. Be sure your voice is heard. Go to www.cpsed.net click on Community; drop down menu to surveys.
….Please take 5 minutes to complete the Cranston Public Schools Special Education survey. Give your feedback so we can improve our special education services. Go to www.cpsed.net click on Community; drop down menu to surveys.
Why is participating in the General Election on November 4th and completing the two surveys important? Let your voice be heard. On the November 4th ballot are five local questions. Question #9 regards the approval of a $15,000,000 public school repairs and renovation bond. If approved by Cranston voters, this bond will support health and safety renovations and repairs for 21 schools. However, in order to vote on this question and to vote in the state and local elections, you must be registered and the deadline for voter registration is Sunday, October 5th. Please go to for more information. If you would like more specifics about the safety and renovation bond for the schools please join me at one of these meetings:
· Wednesday, October 1- William Hall Library at 6:30 p.m.
· Thursday, October 16- Central Library on Sockanosset Rd at 6:30 p.m.
· Wednesday, October 22- Orchard Farms Library at 6:30 p.m.
The surveys are to give the school committee information about the community’s thinking on the school calendar and on special education services. The school calendar for the 2015-2016 school year will be decided by the School Committee in the early part of 2015. As part of a general review of Special Education, the School Committee subcommittee would like your feedback. The results of the two surveys will be shared on this website and at a school committee meeting when these two items are on the school committee agenda. These future dates will be posted on this website for your information.