League of Women Voters

Rhode Island


Rhode Island ID Needed for Voting

Voters must show a photo ID at the polls. Acceptable IDs include:

Rhode Island Early Voting

Early Voting is not available in Rhode Island.

Rhode Island Candidate and Ballot Information

Information on local, state and federal candidates and ballot measures may be available here.

To see a list of available races, visit the race index.


Rhode Island Absentee Ballot Process

If you are a registered voter, you may vote by mail (absentee voting) only if:

Rhode Island Registration Deadline

You must be registered 30 days before an election to vote in a municipal or state election.

To vote in a Presidential election, you may register and vote on Election Day at designated polling places, but you may only vote for the offices of the President and Vice President, not in state, local or other federal races.

Not registered? Use our registration tool to fill out your application!


Rhode Island Polling Place Locator

You can find your polling place by utilizing your state resource.

If you have further questions on your polling place location, please contact your county clerk.


Rhode Island Poll Worker Information

In order to be a poll worker in Rhode Island:

  • You must be registered to vote in Rhode Island
  • Able to read the Consitution of the sate in English
  • Able to write his/her own name

You are ineligible to be a poll worker if:

Rhode Island Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to vote in Rhode Island you must be:

  • A citizen of the United States
  • A resident of a Rhode Island city or town where you wish to vote
  • At least 16 years old. However, you must be 18 years old on or before the election to vote in the election
  • Not currently deemed non-compos mentis by a court of law.
  • Not currently incarcerated in a correctional facility under felony conviction


Rhode Island Polling Place Hours

Please note: All polling place locations will close at 8pm. Most places will be open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm, opening hours may vary, but all polls close at 8:00 pm.

Rhode Island Overseas and Military Voters

You are a Military or Overseas voter if you are in uniformed services, living overseas OR a spouse or dependant of a uniformed services voter. To get registered and vote, you can utilize Overseas Vote Foundation.

If you have additional questions about elections and voting overseas you can use our state specific elections official directory or contact the Overseas Vote Foundation.


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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-YALLA-US (Arabic)


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