Canvassing Department

The Canvassing Department is managed by the Canvassing Authority Administrator whose duties and responsibilities include supervising the office staff and preparing and administering the department budget.  The office maintains voter registration records and provides City residents with voter registration forms, local candidate declaration forms, mail ballot applications, election information, sample ballots, etc.  City residents wishing to register or update registration information may do so by submitting a voter registration form in person or by mail.

The office is located in Room 303, on the third floor of City Hall and is open Monday through Friday from 8:00AM until 4:00PM.

The Canvassing Authority reports to the Office of the Secretary of State, Elections and Civics Division, on matters relating to the certification of candidates, nomination petitions, mail ballot applications, and updating and maintenance of voter registration and to the State Board of Elections for voting machines, poll workers' training meetings, interpretations of the State election laws, and any new legislation that may affect elections.

Kimberly Bass, Chairman

Elizabeth Pegg, Clerk

Help the City of East Providence clean up their voter list

Voters should contact the office if any of the following changes have occurred since May 2006:

  • If you or a family member have married
  • If you or a family member moved within the city
  • If there has been a death in your family
  • If a family member has moved out of the city

Voting from an address different than where you live is a violation of state election law. For more information, call the Canvassing office at (401) 435-7500 x11110

Canvassing Authority:

General Laws 1956 - Sec. 17-8-1 & 17-8-2

Members - 3 members (qualified electors) - bipartisan - not more than 2 of the same political party. Mayor shall nominate from lists of party voters (containing 5 times number to be appointed) submitted by chairmen of the political parties.

Term - SIX YEARS - beginning on first Monday of March succeeding date of appointment or until successor is elected and qualified.


Kimberly Bass 6/21/16 3/2022
1192 S. Broadway, Apt 12 (02914)

Elizabeth Pegg 6/21/16 3/2018
74 Sweet Briar Avenue (02915)

To fill the unexpired term of Dr Isadore Ramos
Who was filling the unexpired term of John
M. O’Hare (see below)

Dr. Isadore Ramos 2/2/16 03/2018
33 Bullocks Point Avenue,
Apartment 5A (02915)
(resigned April 26, 2016)

To fill the unexpired term
of John M. O’Hare
(resigned 11/4/15)


John B. Botelho (D) 11/20/07 03/2013
74 Plymouth Road (02914)

Stephanie Sivalingam (R)
150 Peach Orchard Dr (02915) 10/02/12 03/2015


Listing files in 'Canvassing Department Documents'

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Contact Information

Leslie Shattuck-Moore

City Hall

3rd Floor Room 

145 Taunton Avenue

East Providence, RI 02914

Phone: (401) 435-7500 x11110