The state House of Representatives voted Thursday to place the question on the ballot in November and the state Senate passed a companion bill last month. 

Gov. Gina Raimondo has separately issued an executive order removing “Providence Plantations” from all official state documents, correspondence, gubernatorial orders, and paychecks. 

As part of the governor’s “RIse Together” initiative, the state has pledged to work on addressing racial injustice in Rhode Island, focusing on equity in areas like healthcare, housing, and education.

It won’t be the first time the question has appeared on the ballot, but a majority of Rhode Islanders voted against removal in 2010.