Rhode Island Voting Information
Voter Registration Absentee Ballot Early Voting
If you are affiliated with a specific political party, you may only vote in that party’s primary. Unaffiliated voters can vote in any party primary but, by casting a vote in a party primary, you automatically become affiliated with that party. To unaffiliated with a party you must sign a "Change of Party Designation" form at the polling place after you vote or by submitting a new voter registration form at any time.
Absentee Voter Rules
Any registered Rhode Island voter may apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail.
Voters who are blind, visually impaired, or disabled have the option to apply for a Braille, Tactile or Accessible Ballot. The application to request any of these ballots is due at least 45 days before Election Day.
If you are voting in person in Rhode Island, you must present one of the following forms of ID at the time you vote:
- 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
- Birth certificate
- Social security card
Voters who do not bring ID to the polls can vote using a standard provisional ballot, which will be counted if the signature given at the polling place matches the signature on the voter registration.