Helpful Voting Links — Rhode Island
For voting information specific to your state, click on the links below or in the blue or grey boxes. Or, browse the options below for an extensive directory of additional resources.
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 Oct. 18th 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 Oct. 18th 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.