Canvassing - Voter Registration

Mission Statement

The Portsmouth Canvassing Authority is responsible for conducting all elections in the Town of Portsmouth. Under the direction of the State Board of Elections and in cooperation with the Secretary of State, the authority is involved in all phases of the electoral process, from voter registration to tallying the votes after the polls close on Election Day.

There are approximately 14,908 registered voters in the Town of Portsmouth.

Portsmouth Board of Canvassers

The Board of Canvassers is comprised of three bipartisan members who are appointed for 6-year terms by the Town Council and the Registrar of Voters is appointed by the Board of Canvassers. Two alternate members from each political party are also appointed by the Town Council.

See the members serving on the Board of Canvassers.

Precinct Map

The Board of Canvassers has approved precinct maps to be reviewed, inspected and approved by the State Board of Elections prior to the 2022 elections. All voters will receive a notice of their new precinct number and location in June or July. Tentative precinct map.

Elected Officials to find elected officials.


Past Election Results
For official results go to Previous Election Results- Board of Elections (

Upcoming Elections
 For upcoming election information go to Welcome to your Voter Information Center

Voter Information

To obtain your voter information, go to the RI Department of State Voter Information Center online at Welcome to your Voter Information Center or call canvassing at 401-683-3157.