Instructions for voting

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  • How To: Register to Vote

    Voter registration requirements and deadlines. Register to vote

  • How To: Vote

    Find out how, where, and when to vote. How to vote

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Get Out The Vote!

How to Register to Vote

Register Online

You’ll need your Rhode Island driver’s license or state ID number to register online.

Register Online


Check if you’re registered to vote

sos.ri.gov

Registration requirements

  • Be a US citizen
  • Be at least 16 years old and be at least 18 years old to vote on Election Day, Nov 6
  • Live at your Rhode Island address by Oct 9
  • Not be in jail or in prison for a felony
  • Not currently judged incompetent by a court

How to Vote

Vote on Election Day
Nov 6

Polls are open 7 AM–8 PM. If you’re in line by 8 PM, you’re allowed to vote.

Bring an accepted form of ID.

Absentee ballot received by
November 6

Vote on Election Day
November 6

Polls are open 7 AM–8 PM. If you’re in line by 8 PM, you’re allowed to vote.

Bring an accepted form of ID.

Voting requirements
  • Be registered to vote in Rhode Island. Check if you’re registered to vote.
  • Be a US citizen
  • Live at a Rhode Island address
  • Be 18 years old by Election Day, Nov 6
  • Not be judged incompetent by a court of law
  • Not be currently incarcerated under a felony conviction

In person ID requirements

Be sure to bring one of the following when you vote on Election Day:

  • Rhode Island driver’s license
  • US passport
  • Photo ID issued by a school or college in the US
  • US military ID
  • Photo ID issued by the US government or State of Rhode Island
  • Government issued medical photo ID
  • Rhode Island voter ID card

Frequently Asked Questions