Many states now require Voter ID at the polls in order to vote. Find out your state's ID requirements so you know what to bring with you to cast your ballot.
Do all voters need ID?
ID required for first time voters?
ID required when voting absentee?
Acceptable ID Types for Rhode Island
Rhode Island voters must show ID at the polls to vote. Below are the accepted forms of ID. PHOTO ID
- RI driver’s license
- US passport
- ID card issued by an educational institution in the United States
- US 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 card
What happens when you go to vote without an ID
You can vote using a provisional ballot. If you are a registered voter but did not bring your ID to the polls you may cast a provisional ballot. You must provide necessary information to the Board of Canvassers by close of business the day after Election Day. Otherwise, a signature match will be used to determine if the ballot can be counted.
Trans and Non-Binary Voters
Click here for state specific information for updating your ID and voter registration.
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