Saturday, October 1, 2022

Rhode Island General Election



General Election

November 8, 2022 

The Hopkinton Board of Canvassers hereby provides the following information and deadlines relating to the November 8, 2022 General Election:

The last date to register to vote for the General Election is Sunday, October 9, 2022.  Individuals may fill out voter registration forms available at a kiosk which will be located at the front of the Town Clerks Office, 1 Town House Rd., Hopkinton, RI 02833 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.  There is a drop box available to accept the completed voter registration forms located in front of the Town Hall Meeting Room Entrance.

The regular mail ballot application deadline is October 18, 2022 by 4:00 PM. The emergency voting period begins October 19, 2022 and expires November 7, 2022 at 4:00 PM.

The preliminary lists of eligible voters will be posted for inspection at the Hopkinton Town Clerk’s Office on October 14, 2022.  Persons who claim they have been erroneously included or omitted must file an affidavit with the Board of Canvassers within five days of the posting. The Board of Canvassers will canvass and correct voting lists on October 18, 2022 at 9:30 AM.


Three polling precincts in Hopkinton will be open for voting from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM on November 8, 2022

Precinct #1401- Ashaway Elementary School, 12 Hillside Avenue, Ashaway – District 1

Precinct #1402 – Hope Valley Elementary School, 15 Thelma Drive, Hope Valley – District 2

Precinct #1403 – Hope Valley Grange Hall, 1116 Main Street, Hope Valley – District 3


Voters must bring a valid photo ID to the polls. Voters can determine their polling place and view a sample ballot through the RI Secretary of State’s website at:


Please contact the Hopkinton Board of Canvassers 377-7777 if you have any questions.

Online Land Evidence Records

New Online Service

As of August 17, 2022 our Land Evidence Records are now online from January 1, 1990 to the present.  You can access the records by clicking on the link below.  

Hopkinton Land Evidence Records

Thank You



Multiple Employment Positions Available


POST Certified Police Officer

The Hopkinton Police Department is currently accepting applications from POST-Certified Police Officers to fill our ranks. Applicants will be selected from this eligibility list as positions become available.  Candidates must be of good moral character, a U.S. citizens, 21 years of age or older, possess a valid operator’s license, and POST-Certified with at least 3 years of experience and approval from their current Chief of Police.

POST Certified Police Officer 

Hopkinton Police Department Employment Application

Hopkinton Police Department Recruitment Booklet for POST Certified Police Officer

Mail Ballot Applications – Primary and General

Attached is the Mail-In Ballot Application for the November General Elections.  

Mail Ballot Application – General Election

Transfer Station Information

Transfer Station

The Town of Hopkinton has agreed for the Fiscal Year 2023 for town residents to use the Richmond transfer Station.  Residents must acquire a placard from the Hopkinton Town Hall before arriving at the Transfer Station at Buttonwood Road.  The placards will be supplied at no cost to residents. The Richmond Transfer Station will accept any trash bags and will not require specific trash bags for trash disposal.


Take Stilson Road (north) – the road between McDonald’s and Wendy’s, follow the road to the end and take a right onto Buttonwoods Road. The station is approximately 1/2 mile on the right.

Usage & Vehicle Stickers

The station is for the use of Richmond and Hopkinton residents only. Richmond and Hopkinton residents may obtain a free sticker from their respective Town Hall by coming in with the registration of the vehicle that will be used at the transfer station. The vehicle must be registered in Richmond or Hopkinton to obtain a sticker. A temporary pass may be issued for a new resident who has not yet registered their vehicle in Richmond or Hopkinton.  Residents with leased vehicles can alternatively provide two forms of residency (i.e.:  car insurance, deed, voter registration, lease, or postmarked mail).

Hours of Operation

OPEN on TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, SATURDAY, AND SUNDAY 8:00 A.M. TO 4:00 P.M. (gates close @ 3:45 P.M.)


View the current transfer station fees (PDF).

Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation

Many of your questions about recycling, disposal of hazardous wastes, electronic waste, etc. can be found on RI Resource Recovery Corporation’s website


Look through the recycling brochure (PDF) to see what is and is not acceptable recyclable material.

Hopkinton Community Center Survey


Hopkinton Community Center Survey



2022 Run for Office Guide


Run for Office in Rhode Island Guide for 2022



Important Information concerning Residential Waste Removal

Important Information about Residential Waste Removal


Dear Hopkinton Residents,

We are pleased to announce a new collaboration between the Town of Hopkinton and the Town of Richmond with regard to residential waste disposal.  Please note that if you use a commercial waste hauler and pay for curbside pickup, this agreement does not affect you.

As many of you already know, the Town of Hopkinton has worked with the Town of Westerly for our residential waste services for many years have decided to no longer continue with this arrangement. The Town of Hopkinton, after much research, has decided that it is in the best financial interest of our residents to move away from the Westerly Transfer Station. We also want to note that if any residents feel so inclined, can elect to pay for day passes to continue disposing of their waste at the Westerly Transfer Station.

Effective July 1st, 2022, the Town of Richmond’s Town Hall will be giving out placards to Hopkinton residents at no annual cost to our residents (motor vehicle registration is required).

The first weekend, Saturday, July 2nd, and Sunday, July 3rd, the Town of Richmond will have someone posted at the Transfer Station to assist with the placard distribution during their regular business hours (8:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M). Hopkinton residents are asked to bring their vehicle registration to receive the placard.

It should be noted that there is no annual fee for our residents to acquire a Richmond Transfer Station placard and all waste bags are accepted. The Richmond Transfer Station will be charging a tipping fee, based on the weight of the waste. Hopkinton residents are encouraged to visit their website for additional information regarding Richmond’s Transfer Station fees:

We want to thank the Town of Richmond for collaborating with us and encourage our Hopkinton residents to call us with any questions regarding this new partnership!

Thank you all for your time.

Updated Board and Commission Vacancies



The Hopkinton Town Council is seeking individuals who are residents of the town to fill vacancies on
the following active Boards and Commissions:


Communications Committee – two vacancies (temporary committee charge expires 12/5/2022)
Hopkinton Land Trust Board of Trustees – one vacancy
Tax Board of Review –  one vacancy
Juvenile Hearing Board – one vacancy


In order to reactivate the following Boards and Commissions, the Hopkinton Town Council is seeking
individuals who are residents of the town to fill vacancies on the following:


Affordable Housing Partnership – currently inactive; three vacancies
Animal Control Commission – currently inactive; three vacancies
Committee on Aging – currently inactive; five vacancies
Economic Development Commission – currently inactive; seven vacancies
Town Charter Commission –currently inactive; up to five vacancies, nine-member maximum
Wastewater Management District Commission – currently inactive; five vacancies


Residents interested in serving must be registered to vote. Please contact the Town Clerk’s Office at
377-7777 if you have any questions, would like information on a particular board or commission and
to request an application. You may apply in person at the Hopkinton Town Hall, 1 Town House Road,
Hopkinton, RI 02833, Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. The application form is available on the
Hopkinton website:


Updated: June 22, 2022