Election 2012 primer (Bring ID to the polls)Bring ID to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 6
Next Tuesday, November 6, Block Island voters will come to the polls to cast their votes on key races. Block Island Town Hall is the polling place for all island residents, and it will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Here’s a quick reminder of what will be on your ballot:
State and national
President Obama faces Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
For the U.S. Senate, Democratic incumbent Sheldon Whitehouse faces Republican Barry Hinckley.
For U.S. Congress, Democratic incumbent James Langevin faces Republican Michael Riley and Independent Abel Collins.
R.I. House District 36: Incumbent Democrat Donna Walsh, Republican challenger Tina Jackson, Independent challenger Kevin Prescott.
R.I. senate District 37: Incumbent Democrat Susan Sosnowski, Republican challenger John Lindholm.
Block Island races
First Warden: Howell Conant and Kim Gaffett, Independents.
Second Warden: Ken Lacoste, Republican.
Town Council (three seats): Les Slate and Chris Warfel, Independents; Sean McGarry and Norris Pike, Democrats; Terry Mooney, Bill McKernan, Republicans.
Town Sergeant: Vin McAloon, Democrat.
Moderator: Chris Blane, Republican; Frederick Leeder III, Independent; Molly O’Neill, Democrat.
Assistant Moderator: Martha Ball, Democrat.
Board of Assessors: Cynthia May Geer, Republican.
School Committee (three seats): Ann Hall, William Padien, Christopher Willi.
Housing Board (two seats): Kathryn Kay McManus. There is also a write-in candidate, Shane Howrigan.
Land Trust (two seats): Wendy Crawford, H. Dennis Heinz.
While you’re at polls, don’t forget to stop by the table in front of the clerk’s office where you can cast your vote for the two open seats on the Block Island Health Services board of directors. Two people are running, Susan Hagedorn and Bill McCombe.
Don’t forget to bring an ID to the polls. Photo IDs and some non-photo documentation will be accepted, and voters who forget may cast an emergency ballot.
If you’re not registered to vote on Block Island, you may still cast a vote in the presidential race.