Registration and Voting

NEW in 2016! Rhode Island Voters can register online.

To vote in Rhode Island you must a have a photo ID. Learn what type of ID you need here.

You must be registered thirty days before an election to vote in a municipal or state election. To vote in a Presidential election, you may register on Election Day at designated polling places.

To register to vote, you must be 18 years old on or before Election Day, a U.S. citizen and a Rhode Island resident. You are ineligible to vote if you have been judged "mentally incompetent" in a court of law or if you have been convicted of a felony and have not completed your term in prison.

For registration forms: Rhode Island Board of Elections | Registering To Vote

(Registration forms may be downloaded from this site, but must be mailed to your local Board of Canvassers.)

You must re-register if you have moved or changed your name. Your name may be removed from the voting rolls if official mail sent to your voting address is returned as undeliverable. If you are unsure of your voting status, contact your local Board of Canvassers or check online at: www.sec.state.ri.us/vic/

For absentee ballot applications, call your local Board of Canvassers. You must apply for an absentee ballot 21 days before an election. If you find out you must be away less than 21 days before an election, call your local Board of Canvassers you may be eligible for an emergency ballot.


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