PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island advocates of early voting are making their case at the State House.
They said Wednesday before the House Judiciary Committee that residents should be allowed to go to their city or town hall to vote, in person, as much as 20 days in advance of a primary or general election, starting in 2019.
The Providence Journal reports that the proposed legislation would also allow in-person voting from noon to 4 p.m. on the Saturday and Sunday before an election day.
Advocates says early voting would make it easier for busy people to vote.
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Opponents suggested that early voting gives an advantage to incumbents and lesser known candidates need as much time as possible to get their message out.