You're not done voting yet! Due to the pandemic the legislature was unable to pass a 2021 budget in time for the seven bond measures it contained to appear on November’s ballot. As a result, there will be a special election held on March 2nd so voters can vote on these bond referendum questions. Question 2— the Beach, Clean Water and Green Economy Bond—will be a $74 million investment in Rhode Island’s public lands, communities, and natural resources if it is approved by voters.
The bond will support eight distinct efforts:
Many Rhode Islanders will not know about this special election. We need the public to help get the word out so that we can continue to invest in our most prized resources.
In order to boost turnout and simultaneously allow Rhode Islanders to vote safely in the midst of the ongoing pandemic, the Department of State will send mail ballot applications to every registered voter in the state the week of January 18th. In order to vote a mail ballot, mail ballot application must be RECEIVED by February 9th, so it is important to get them in as soon as possible.
Rhode Island voters will be able to vote their ballot in one of four ways:
Voters that request and receive a mail ballot MUST vote by mail ballot – they may not vote using either of the two in-person methods.
2021 Referendum Special Election Timeline:
I pledge to vote YES on 2, the Beach, Clean Water, and Green Economy Bond, and tell my friends!
As a Rhode Islander, I strongly support investments in our beaches, parks, and natural resources. Because I want to support projects that improve our neighborhoods, protect our communities from the effects of climate change, and create sustainable jobs for Rhode Island workers I promise to vote in the special bond election by:
* I understand that if I request and receive a mail ballot I MUST vote by mail ballot – I may not vote using either of the two in-person methods.