Helpful Voting Links — Rhode Island
Don't miss your next election! Voters can be affiliated or unaffiliated to participate in Rhode Island's primary elections. If affiliated they may only vote in that party's primary elections. In order select either party's primary ballot at the polls, voters must disaffiliate 90 days before the primary election. Local, state and congressional primary elections will be September 12, 2018 and general elections will be held on November 6, 2018.
- Register to Vote
- Check your registration status
- State Election Website
- State Election Dates
- Find your Polling Place
- See Your Ballot
- Absentee Ballot Instructions
- Request an Absentee Ballot
- Felon Voting Laws
- Call the Election Office: (401) 222-2345
- County Election Offices
- County Government Information
Primary/Caucus Info — Rhode Island
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.
What's on the ballot?
Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.
See Where Your Elected Officials Stand — Rhode Island
Voter ID Requirements — Rhode Island
What forms of ID are acceptable?
- RI driver’s license
- U.S. passport
- ID card issued by an educational institution in the United States
- U.S. military identification card
- ID card issued by the U.S. government or State of Rhode Island like a RIPTA bus pass
- Government issued medical card
- RI Voter ID
Early & Absentee Voting — Rhode IslandRequest an Absentee Ballot
Early Voting Dates: N/A
To vote absentee by mail without an excuse, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) no later than Aug 21st at 4:00 p.m. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be postmarked by the day before the election.
If you miss the Aug. 21st 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.