Portsmouth voters head to the polls on Tuesday for school bond, senior center questions – newportri.com

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Tuesday is an election day in Portsmouth, with voters being asked to determine the outcome of two referendum questions. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

Where do I vote?

The following precinct locations will not open for voting Tuesday:

2702 — Portsmouth Multipurpose Senior Center

2703 — Common Fence Point Community Center

2705 — Melville Elementary School

2707 — St. Barnabas Parish Hall

Voters are to cast their ballots at the following locations:

2701 —Hope Brown Center at Farnham Farm, Prudence Island

2702/2703/2704 — Portsmouth High School (Old Gymnasium)

2705/2706 — Portsmouth Town Hall Council Chambers

2707/2708 — Portsmouth Middle School Gymnasium

What you need to know when voting

Poll workers will ask you to show photo ID when you vote at your polling site. In accordance with Rhode Island law, you must be registered to vote from your actual place of residence.

Those voting at school buildings must wear a mask in according with Gov. Dan McKee’s executive order.

What’s on the ballot?

Question 1

A bond issue to determine whether or not the town shall borrow an amount not to exceed $21,439,299 to fund school construction and renovations projects approved by the Town Council and defined in the Portsmouth School Department RIDE Stage II Submission of June 2021.

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A vote to “Approve” this question means that you support the town of Portsmouth issuing not more than $21,439,299 in general obligation bonds for school construction and renovation projects.

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A vote to “Reject” this question means that you oppose the town of Portsmouth issuing not more than $21,439,299 in general obligation bonds for school construction and renovation projects. 

Question 2

Voters are being asked to determine whether or not the Town shall enter into a long-term lease agreement for the purposes of developing elderly affordable housing, a new Senior Center facility, and the possible redevelopment of the Anne Hutchinson School property located at 110 Bristol Ferry Road. 

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A vote to “Approve” this question means that you support the Town of Portsmouth entering into a long-term lease agreement for the Anne Hutchinson School property at 110 Bristol Ferry Road.

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A vote to “Reject” this question means that you oppose the Town of Portsmouth entering into a long-term lease agreement for the Anne Hutchinson School property at 110 Bristol Ferry Road.