The general election is Nov 3, 2020
Rhode Island, here’s all the info you need to know!

The Rona will not pause the revolution. Get the facts.

Important Dates to know, Rhode Island!

New Voter Registration Deadline

Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:00PM EDT

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Sun Oct 4, 2020

Early Voting

No information available, please check back later.

Can I Vote by Mail? (Absentee)

Tue Nov 3, 2020 8:00PM EST
Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:00PM EDT

Any registered voter may apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

Am I eligible to register to vote?

You are eligible to vote in Rhode Island if you:
  • Are a U.S citizen
  • Are a resident of Rhode Island
  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day
You may preregister to vote in Rhode Island
  • At the age 16
Service members and their dependents may register and request a ballot using the federal voter registration/ballot request form ("FPCA"). You will have the following identification options when completing the form:
  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number
U.S. citizens living abroad have the right to vote as absentee voters, provided they are eligible to vote in their state. If you are living outside of the U.S. permanently, indefinitely, or temporarily, your voting rights stay with you, even if you never voted when you lived in the U.S. To vote from overseas:
  • Complete and send an overseas voter registration/ballot request form to your election office in the U.S. This is one specific form that will register you as an overseas voter and request your absentee ballot – simultaneously.

Can I vote if I have a record?

Individuals incarcerated for a felony conviction are ineligible to vote. Voting rights are automatically restored upon release from prison, and people on parole or probation can vote. Ex-offenders should re-register to vote.

I am a college student. Where do I register to vote?

Students who lived in Rhode Island before moving elsewhere to attend school, and who wish to establish or keep their Rhode Island voting residency (i.e., at their parents’ Rhode Island address), should have no problem doing so unless they are already registered to vote in another state. While the phrase “indefinite period” has been used in other states to limit the ability of students who are not sure of their plans after graduation to establish residence, the Rhode Island Board of Elections has stated that in Rhode Island, students residing in their college communities are eligible to register and vote in those communities.

Will I need ID?

To register to vote in Rhode Island you should provide one of the following:
  • The Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number
  • Your Rhode Island Driver's License Number
  • Your Rhode Island ID Number
If you do not have any of these IDs, you will be required to provide ID to an election official before voting the first time. Acceptable forms of ID include:
  • Valid Employee ID
  • Valid Student ID
  • Debit or Credit Card
  • Medicare
  • University Tuition Bill
  • Public Housing ID Card
  • Government Check
  • Valid Voter ID Card
  • Bank Statement
  • Paycheck that Shows your current name and address
  • Medicaid Card issued by the government
  • Health Club ID Card
  • Valid US Passport
  • Valid issued ID
  • Valid Military ID
  • ID Card provided by a commercial establishment
  • University Housing Bill
  • Insurance Plan ID Card
  • Valid Federal issued ID
  • Utility Bill
In Rhode Island, you need to show a valid ID to vote. You can use any ID from this list:
  • Valid Rhode Island Voter ID Card with Photo
  • Valid Federal Issued ID
  • Valid Military ID
  • Valid Rhode Island Driver's License
  • Valid Student ID
  • Government Issued Medical Card
  • Valid US Passport
  • Valid Rhode Island Issued ID

The general election is Nov 3, 2020
Rhode Island, here’s all the info you need to know!

The Rona will not pause the revolution. Get the facts.

Important Dates to know, Rhode Island!

New Voter Registration Deadline

Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:00PM EDT

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Sun Oct 4, 2020

Early Voting

No information available, please check back later.

Can I Vote by Mail? (Absentee)

Tue Nov 3, 2020 8:00PM EST
Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:00PM EDT

Any registered voter may apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

Am I eligible to register to vote?

You are eligible to vote in Rhode Island if you:
  • Are a U.S citizen
  • Are a resident of Rhode Island
  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day
You may preregister to vote in Rhode Island
  • At the age 16
Service members and their dependents may register and request a ballot using the federal voter registration/ballot request form ("FPCA"). You will have the following identification options when completing the form:
  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number
U.S. citizens living abroad have the right to vote as absentee voters, provided they are eligible to vote in their state. If you are living outside of the U.S. permanently, indefinitely, or temporarily, your voting rights stay with you, even if you never voted when you lived in the U.S. To vote from overseas:
  • Complete and send an overseas voter registration/ballot request form to your election office in the U.S. This is one specific form that will register you as an overseas voter and request your absentee ballot – simultaneously.

Can I vote if I have a record?

Individuals incarcerated for a felony conviction are ineligible to vote. Voting rights are automatically restored upon release from prison, and people on parole or probation can vote. Ex-offenders should re-register to vote.

I am a college student. Where do I register to vote?

Students who lived in Rhode Island before moving elsewhere to attend school, and who wish to establish or keep their Rhode Island voting residency (i.e., at their parents’ Rhode Island address), should have no problem doing so unless they are already registered to vote in another state. While the phrase “indefinite period” has been used in other states to limit the ability of students who are not sure of their plans after graduation to establish residence, the Rhode Island Board of Elections has stated that in Rhode Island, students residing in their college communities are eligible to register and vote in those communities.

Will I need ID?

To register to vote in Rhode Island you should provide one of the following:
  • The Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number
  • Your Rhode Island Driver's License Number
  • Your Rhode Island ID Number
If you do not have any of these IDs, you will be required to provide ID to an election official before voting the first time. Acceptable forms of ID include:
  • Valid Employee ID
  • Valid Student ID
  • Debit or Credit Card
  • Medicare
  • University Tuition Bill
  • Public Housing ID Card
  • Government Check
  • Valid Voter ID Card
  • Bank Statement
  • Paycheck that Shows your current name and address
  • Medicaid Card issued by the government
  • Health Club ID Card
  • Valid US Passport
  • Valid issued ID
  • Valid Military ID
  • ID Card provided by a commercial establishment
  • University Housing Bill
  • Insurance Plan ID Card
  • Valid Federal issued ID
  • Utility Bill
In Rhode Island, you need to show a valid ID to vote. You can use any ID from this list:
  • Valid Rhode Island Voter ID Card with Photo
  • Valid Federal Issued ID
  • Valid Military ID
  • Valid Rhode Island Driver's License
  • Valid Student ID
  • Government Issued Medical Card
  • Valid US Passport
  • Valid Rhode Island Issued ID

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Rhode Island Voter Info

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