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Rhode Island

In Rhode Island, elections are overseen by the Rhode Island Board of Elections.

CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS AND FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE:

https://vote.sos.ri.gov

REGISTERING TO VOTE IN RHODE ISLAND:

  • Same day registration is available in the Presidential Election only.

  • Register online with an RI driver’s license, by mail, or in person at your local Board of Canvassers.

  • Register by October 7, 2018.

PRIMARY RULES:

  • Semi-Closed Primaries, meaning voters affiliated with a party must vote on their party’s ballot but unaffiliated voters can choose which ballot to vote on.  

  • Changes in party affiliation must be made at least 90 days before the primary. 

WAYS TO VOTE:

  • In Person on Election Day

  • By Mail (Applications must be received by 4:00pm on the 21st day before Election Day. Emergency mail ballots are available to people with last-minute conflicts and can be requested until 4:00pm the day before Election Day. They must be returned to: State Board of Elections at 50 Branch Avenue Providence, R.I. 02904 by 8:00pm on Election Day.  

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

  • ID is required to vote.

    • Acceptable forms of ID include: RI driver’s license, US passport, ID card issued by a US-located educational institution, US military ID card, ID card issued by US government or State of RI (RIPTA bus pass, etc.), government issued medical card, or RI Voter ID card.

    • Voters without ID can vote a provisional ballot, which will be counted if the signature matches voter's registration record.

  • Polling Hours: 7:00am – 8:00pm

  • Board of Elections Hotline: (401) 222-2345