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RI to hand out voter IDs at ballgame

August 21, 2012
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PAWTUCKET, R.I.—Rhode Island election officials will be registering voters and handing out free voter IDs at Pawtucket's minor league ballpark.

Secretary of State Ralph Mollis' office says a registration center will open about an hour before the Pawtucket Red Sox game Tuesday night at McCoy Stadium.

A new state law asks voters to show government-issued identification at the polls.

The state is providing free IDs to voters who lack a driver's license, U.S. passport, military ID, bus pass or other government-issued identification.

IDs will also be available at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Goldsmith Manor in East Providence, 2 p.m. Thursday at the Villa at St. Antoine in North Smithfield, or any time during business hours at the Secretary of State's elections office in Providence.

The state's primary election is Sept. 11.

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