You must be registered thirty days before an election to vote in a municipal or state election. Voters will be asked for ID. Voters who do not bring ID to the polls can vote using a standard provisional ballot, which will be counted if the signature they give at the polling place matches the signature on their voter registration card. To vote in a Presidential election, you may register on Election Day at designated polling places.
To vote, you must be 18 years old on or before Election Day, a U.S. citizen and a Rhode Island resident, but you may register as early as age 16. You are ineligible to vote if you have been judged "mentally incompetent" in a court of law or if you have been convicted of a felony and have not completed your term in prison. You must re-register if you have moved or changed your name. Your name may be removed from the voting rolls if official mail sent to your voting address is returned as undeliverable. Rhode Islanders can register to vote, change party affiliation, update their voting address, find a polling place, and view sample ballots online at the Secretary of State's Voter Information Center.
VOTER INFORMATION SOURCES
RI Secretary of State - Voter Information Center
Register to Vote, Update Your Voter Record, Vote by Mail, Vote by Emergency Ballot, Vote at the Polls, Accessibility and Voting Assistance, Voter Rights, Voter ID, Elections Calendar, Candidates
RI Board of Elections
Voter Registration, Voter ID, At the Polling Place, Mail Ballot, Provisional Ballot, President/Vice-President Only Ballot, Limited Ballot, Voter Registration Agencies, Accessible Voting System, Upcoming Elections, Polling Place Hours of Operation
Federal Voting Assistance Program
Military or Overseas Voting
Launched by the League of Women Voters Education Fund (LWVEF) in October of 2006, VOTE411.org is a "one-stop-shop" for election related information. It provides nonpartisan information to the public with both general and state-specific information on voting and candidates