League of Women Voters

Rhode Island


Rhode Island Election Dates

The next election date is Tuesday, July 2, 2019 (woonsocket City Council Primary Election). The registration deadline is Sunday, June 2, 2019.

Contact your local Board of Elections for information about local elections.

Rhode Island Provisional Ballot

Provisional ballots are counted 48 hours after Election Day.

You may use a provisional ballot if:

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



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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