Ballot questions go before voters in three RI communities

Voters in three Rhode Island communities are going to the polls Tuesday. (SBG)

Voters in three Rhode Island communities went to the polls Tuesday.

There were referendums on the ballots in East Providence, Lincoln and Scituate.

Voters in East Providence are presented with a number of proposed changes to the city's charter, including a proposal to make the mayor's term four years. Another question would make the mayor, City Council members and School Committee members subject to recall.

Meanwhile, Lincoln voters approved a $60 million bond referendum to renovate the high school.

“Now the works begins to make LHS great!” Superintendent of Linclon Schools Georgia Fortunato tweeted just before 9 p.m.

Fortunato also said 1,658 voted in favor of the bond, while 474 people voted against it..

Scituate voters are being asked to authorize the town to issue general obligation bonds up to $4.9 million to finance renovations, including a new track and field, at public schools.

Polls closed at 8 p.m. in all three communities.

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