- Associated Press - Saturday, May 2, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Bake sales would be allowed at polling places on Election Day in legislation that passed the General Assembly.

The House of Representatives passed a Senate bill to allow bake sales to operate near polling places in Rhode Island. It heads to the governor for consideration.

A companion bill passed the House and awaits final Senate action.

Cranston’s parent-teacher organization sponsored Election Day bake sales as fundraisers for years until the state elections board said the sales could be considered an interference with the election process.

The district canceled the fundraisers.

Democratic Sen. Frank Lombardi, of Cranston, sponsored the Senate bill. He says the bakes sales had been going on for years without any incidents.

The legislation would allow bake sales as long as the conduct doesn’t interfere with the election.



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