Thu, 10/08/2020 - 6:00pm

Options in voting for upcoming Election Day

The following message was shared by Town Clerk Molly Fitzpatrick on Tuesday, Oct. 6 for the upcoming Election Day:

Polls will be open at the Block Island School on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voting will be in the Block Island School gym, with social distancing. Wear a mask and bring your ID. If something prevents you from voting on Election Day, you can vote in person at Town Hall beginning Wednesday, Oct. 14. The Town Hall polling place will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, from October 14 to November 2. Knock on the door or call (401) 466-3200 and we will let you in to vote. Bring your ID and wear your mask. If your schedule allows flexibility, please come on a nice day. We’ll be limiting the number of people in the voting area, and if there is a waiting line it will be outdoors.

Hunting season begins

Archery hunting season for deer only starts on Block Island on Tuesday, Oct. 13. Archery hunting is only allowed on private property with the written permission from the landowner.

Be aware that during the archery-only season, hunters are not required to wear fluorescent orange. Hunting is also not allowed on the weekends. Archery hunting is allowed on various parcels of Fish and Wildlife land. Please visit fws. gov to see where deer hunting is allowed on Block Island Fish and Wildlife properties.

Shotgun hunting season for waterfowl opens on Friday, Oct. 9 and closes Monday, Oct. 12.