Vote411.org
League of Women Voters

Rhode Island ID Needed for Voter Registration

If you are a first time voter in Rhode Island, you must provide your valid Rhode Island driver's license number or valid Rhode Island ID number issued by the Rhode Island division of motor vehicles. If you do not have a valid Rhode Island driver's license or Rhode Island ID number, you must provide the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you do not have a driver's license, Rhode Island ID or Social Security number; if these numbers cannot be verified; or if you fail to complete this item on the registration form, you will be required to present one of the forms of identification listed below at the time of registration prior to voting or at the time of voting:

A copy of a current and valid photo ID provided by a third party in the ordinary course of business that includes your name and photo. Examples:

  • Driver's license or ID card of any state
  • US passport
  • Employee ID card
  • ID card provided by a commercial establishment
  • Credit or debit card
  • Military ID card
  • Student ID card
  • Health club ID card
  • Insurance plan ID card
  • Public housing ID card

Or a copy of any of the following documents, provided that they include the name and current address of the registering voter and it is dated since the date of the last General Election, unless the document is inteded to be permanent such as a pardon or discharge:

  • Utility bill
  • Bank statement
  • Government check
  • Government paycheck
  • Document issued by a government agency
  • Sample ballot or other official elections document issued by a governmental agency, dated for the election in which the individual is providing it as proof of residency or identity
  • Voter notification card issued by a governmental agency
  • Public housing ID card issued by a governmental agency
  • Lease or rental statement or agreement issued by a governmental agency
  • Student ID card issued by a governmental agency
  • Tuition statement or bill issued by a governmental agency
  • Insurance plan card or drug discount card issued by a government agency
  • Discharge certificates, pardons, or other official documents issued to the individual by a governmental agency in connection with the resolution of a criminal case, indictment, sentence; or other matter
  • Public transportation authority senior citizen and disabled discount cards issued by a governmental agency
  • ID documents issued by a governmental disability agency
  • ID documents issued by government homeless shelters and other government temporary or transitional facilities
  • Drug prescription issued by a government doctor or other governmental health care provider
  • Property tax statement issued by a governmental agency
  • Vehicle registration issued by a governmental agency
  • Vehicle certificate of ownership issued by a governmental agency

You can bring one of the IDs listed above to the polling place on Election day, or mail a copy of the ID to the local board of canvassers before Election Day.


DonateKeep VOTE411 Online!
The League depends on the generosity of VOTE411 users! If you found this information valuable, help us continue the work! Donate Now!

 

Election Day Problems?

Call one of these hotlines:
1-866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683)
1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español)
1-888-API-VOTE (Asian multilingual assistance)
1-844-418-1682 (Arabic)

 

Donations to the LWVEF, a 501(c)(3) organization, are tax-deductible. The LWVEF tax id number is 53-0239013.