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Voting in Rhode Island

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Am I Eligible To Vote in Rhode Island?

To qualify to register you must:
  • Be a United States citizen;
  • Be at least 16 years of age. You must be at least 18 years of age to vote,and
  • Be a resident of the Rhode Island city or town where you wish to vote.
  • You must not be currently deemed non-compos mentis by a court of law
  • You must not be currently incarcerated in a correctional facility under felony conviction

Voter Registration Options in Rhode Island

You have the following 3 options to register to vote in Rhode Island:

In Person

completing a Voter Registration Form which may be obtained at your local Board of Canvassers or the RI Board of Elections

Check The Locations Where to Register


You can register to vote in Rhode Island ONLINE

Click here to Register Online

Driver and Motor Vehicle Services

You can do it at the Rhode Island Department of Motor Vehicles

Click here to view Agency-Based Voter Registration locations

How Do I Know I'm Registered?

  • Consider yourself registered when- and only when- you receive an acknowledgment from your county clerk.
  • Never assume you are registered to vote until you have received this acknowledgment.
  • Call your county clerk and inquire about the status of your application.
  • Check your voter registration status online by visiting this site

Voting Options in Rhode Island

You have the following 2 options to vote in Rhode Island:

In Person

When you get to your polling place, poll workers will ask for your name so they can confirm you are registered to vote.

Click here to locate voting locations

Voting By Mail

certain registered voters may vote by mail (absentee voting)

Click here to download the Mail-in Ballot

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