Voting In Rhode Island

PRIMARY ELECTION
September 12, 2018
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE
August 13, 2018

 

 
VOTER REGISTRATION

ID required to register?

YES. First time registrants applying by mail or if someone else turns this form in for you, it is REQUIRED that you provide a Rhode Island Driver's License or State ID number, OR the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number. If you do not provide the above information or it cannot be verified, you will be required to provide identification to an election official before voting. Go HERE for a list of acceptable IDs.

Online Registration?

YES. Voters can register to vote and update their information ONLINE. Voters must have a valid Rhode Island Driver's License or non-driver State ID to register online.

DEADLINE: Thirty (30) days before any Election.

Paper Form Registration

Voters can download and print a form that can be mailed or hand delivered to their local Board of Canvassers.

DEADLINE: Thirty (30) days before any Election.

Election Day Registration

LIMITED. Voters may register to vote for President/Vice-President at their local Board of Canvassers on Election Day.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow all Rhode Island voters to register to vote at their polling place on Election Day.

Automatic Registration?

YES. Voters who apply for or renew their Rhode Island Driver's License or State ID will automatically be registered to vote unless they Opt-Out.

Pre-Register Youth?

YES. Voters may pre-register beginning at the age of sixteen (16) and will automatically be added to the voter rolls at eighteen (18).

Registration Portability?

NO. Voters who move to a new address covered by the same polling place as your old address can vote at that polling place or at your local board of canvassers after filling out a written change of address form.

Voters who move to a new address in a different polling place within the same city or town, 30 days or more before an election can vote a full ballot at the polling place for your new address or at the local board of canvassers after filling out a written change of address form.

Voters who move to a new address in a different polling place within the same city or town, less than 30 days before an election can vote a full ballot at the polling place associated with your old address or the local board of canvassers after filling out a written change of address form.

Voters who move to a new address that is in a different city or town within the state less than 30 days before an election, you can vote in your old city or town.

Voters who move to a new address that is in a different city or town within the state less than six months before the next election, but do not register in your new city or town, you can vote a limited ballot from the board of canvassers of your former city or town.

Click HERE to find your Polling Place.

VOTING

ID required to vote?

YES. All voters MUST provide ID from a list of approved IDs.

Absentee Voting?

Vote-by-Mail has replaced Absentee Voting. See VOTE-BY-MAIL for more information.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow "No-Excuse Absentee Voting" for all Rhode Island voters.

Vote-by-Mail?

LIMITED. Only QUALIFIED voters are permitted to Vote-by-Mail. Check HERE to see if you qualify.

Eligible voters should contact their local Board of Canvassers to request a form.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Must received by 4:00 P.M. on twenty-one (21) days before Election Day.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to expand Vote-by-Mail to all voters in Rhode Island.

Early Voting?

LIMITED. Only voters who Vote-by-Mail may vote early. See VOTE-BY-MAIL for more info.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to expand In-Person Early Voting to more locations and to all Rhode Island voters.

Youth Vote in Primary?

NO. Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow all voters who will be eighteen (18) on or before any Election to vote in the preceding Primary Election.

 

 

Student Voters

Students attending college in Rhode Island should visit the CAMPUS PROJECT for more information on registering to vote and voting in Rhode Island.

Military/Overseas

Military and Overseas Voters should go HERE for more information on registering to vote and voting.

Felon Voting Rights

Voting rights are automatically restored after a voter has completed their sentence. Ex-felons on probation or parole may vote. Ex-felons MUST re-register.

Voters With Disabilities

Voters with disabilities should go HERE for more information.

 

 

DISCLAIMER: We try to have the most current and complete information. But, if you think something is incorrect or incomplete, please feel free to LET US KNOW so we can correct it. Furthermore, we encourage voters to contact their state election officials if they have any questions.