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Town of Cumberland, RI
Providence County
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The election for the choosing of all officials of the Town who, by the provisions of this Charter now or in the future, are to be voted for by the electors thereof, shall be held concurrent with the State general election in each even numbered year. The provisions of the constitution and laws of the State in effect pertaining to elections, special, general and primary, and also all special acts pertaining to elections in the Town now or hereafter in effect, shall govern all Town elections, special, general and primary, so far as they may be applicable, excepting those provisions which are inconsistent with the provisions of this Charter affecting the form of government.
There shall be a Canvassing Authority appointed by the Town Council as provided by the constitution and laws of the State. Said Canvassing Authority shall be vested with all powers and duties vested by State law in the Canvassing Authority of the Town. In addition, it shall be the duty of said Authority to determine and review boundary lines of the districts for the election of members of the Town Council. The Authority shall not later than the second Tuesday in January, 1979, submit to the General Assembly a plan dividing the Town into five (5) districts in such a manner that each district shall consist of a compact and contiguous portion of the Town, each containing as nearly as possible an equal number of inhabitants. Thereafter, the Authority shall within one (1) year after the publication of each decennial census, or more frequently, review and if necessary alter, the district boundary lines of said districts.