Rhode Island: At least 125 Voters Claim Police Stations, Shops as Home Address

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Providence Journal (May 11, 2017) A half-dozen past and present Providence police officers may have committed a felony by registering to vote from the police station’s address: 325 Washington Street.

Providence Police Commissioner Steven M. Paré says the officers with whom he spoke — including one who actually lives and votes in Massachusetts — told him they have “no idea” how they landed on the capital city’s voter rolls at that address.

State law requires a voter to register from “his or her fixed and established domicile.” There are, however, at least 125 people on voter rolls across Rhode Island who claim they live in a UPS store, a U.S. post office, a gas station on Hartford Avenue in Johnston, a cellphone store in a Newport strip mall, and scores of other commercial buildings and vacant lots.

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