Voting in Rhode Island elections is extremely important for shaping the future of our state. It's more than a mere checkbox; it's a vital tool that empowers you to shape the world around you.
Before embarking on the journey of enacting one of your most fundamental civic rights, take a moment to explore the information found on this page to ensure a you have all the information you need for a smooth voting experience.
To register to vote in Rhode Island, you must meet the following requirements:
- Be a resident of Rhode Island.
- Be a U.S. citizen.
- Be at least 18 years old by Election Day.
- Not be incarcerated due to a felony conviction.
- Have a RI Driver's License or RI State ID
You can register to vote online, by mail, or in person.
Register online: vote.sos.ri.gov/
Register by mail: download and print the form found at vote.sos.ri.gov/ and mail to your local board of canvassers (address for your town found on last page of form).
To vote by Mail-In Ballot, go to elections.ri.gov/voter-registration/mail-ballot
Go to the Rhode Island Board of Elections website at vote.sos.ri.gov/Home/PollingPlaces?ActiveFlag=2
The website will display your polling place, including the name and address of the polling location, as well as a map and directions to the location. Make note of the location and plan to go there on Election Day to cast your vote. If you have any trouble finding your polling place or have any other questions about voting in Rhode Island, you can contact the Rhode Island Board of Elections at (401) 222-2345 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To find your elected officials go to this website: vote.sos.ri.gov/Home/PollingPlaces?ActiveFlag=3
To use the search engine, simply go to the Secretary of State's website and click on the "Find My Elected Officials" link. Then, enter your street address, city, and state, and the search engine will display a list of your elected officials, including your U.S. Senators and Representatives, state legislators, governor, and local officials such as your mayor or town council members. You can use this information to contact your elected officials and voice your opinions or concerns on issues that are important to you.