Canvassing Authority


  • As needed
  • Council Chambers
    Town Hall
    180 High Street
    Wakefield, RI 02879
Staff assistance is provided by the Town Clerk.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. 
View Agendas and Minutes 


Three full members and two alternate members are appointed to 6-year terms:

  • Kristine Bishop Chapman, Chair (R)
  • Helen Rose DiSanto, Vice-Chair (D)
  • John M. Rose, Member (D)
  • Roland E. Benjamin, Alternate Member (R)
  • Margaret M. Healy, Alternate Member (D)


In accordance with the Election Laws of the State of Rhode Island, the Canvassing Authority shall have and discharge all of the functions, powers and duties of the Town Council concerning nominations, elections, registration of voters and canvassing rights, the preparing and correcting of the voting lists, and other matters relating thereto, which powers are transferred to the local board.

  1. Town Clerk's Office

    Physical Address
    180 High Street
    Wakefield, RI 02879

    Phone: (401) 789-9331 x1230
    Fax: (401) 788-9792

  2. Susan Flynn

    Town Clerk, Probate Clerk & Canvassing Clerk

  3. Nichole Romane

    Deputy Town Clerk