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About Us

The Board of Elections is the state agency of dedicated professionals responsible for regulating various aspects of the elections process within Rhode Island.

Our Mission

“The mission of the Board of Elections is to protect the integrity of the electoral process and to effectively and efficiently administer the provisions of the election laws of the United States and the State of Rhode Island including, but not limited to, the governance and conduct of elections, voter registration, campaign finance, public funding of campaigns and any other duties prescribed by law.”


  • Richard R. Dubois, Chairman
  • Diane L. Mederos, Vice-Chairman
  • Stephen P. Erickson
  • Martin E. Joyce, Jr.
  • Richard H. Pierce
  • Dr. Isadore S. Ramos
  • William E. West

Executive Staff

Robert Kando, Executive Director

Robert Rapoza, Director of Elections

Richard Thornton, Director of Campaign Finance

2016 Meeting Schedule