Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.
Register to vote in Rhode Island, or learn more about voter ID & rights.
Your voter registration application must be postmarked, hand delivered, or submitted online by Oct. 4th. You can vote in person during early voting, on Election Day, or vote by mail in Rhode Island.
Your polling place hours are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Voters that have been unaffiliated for at least 90 days may vote in either primary. Their selection serves to affiliate them with the party. Otherwise, voters may only participate in the primary of the party with which they are affiliated. See Rhode Island Republican Party or Democratic Party sites for more details.
Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.
Early Voting Dates: Oct. 14th to Nov. 2nd.
To vote absentee by-mail without an excuse, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot no later than Oct. 13th at 4:00 p.m. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by 8 p.m. on Nov. 3rd.
If you miss the Oct. 13th deadline, and you are unable to vote on election day due to an emergency, you may submit an in-person application and absentee ballot at your local Board of Canvassers. Excuse required. More info here.
Due to COVID-19, the witness signature requirement is eliminated for absentee voting in Rhode Island in 2020.
The absentee ballot application period opens Jan.1st. You must submit an application for an absentee ballot by-mail for each election.