Rhode Island

ABOUT THIS STATE

Little Rhody may be our smallest state but you’re not going to go overlooked. Like Napoleon! With a big name and an even bigger impact on democracy (thanks to Roger Williams for the whole First Amendment thing), we know you'll be showing up and showing out in 2022. Rhode Island has two main elections in 2022: Its primary election will take place on September 13, and the general will be held on November 8. So crack open a Narragansett and read what you need to know to be a voter this year. (Source: Ballot Ready)

Be A Voter

Key Dates

Aug 14

Primary Registration Deadline

Aug 23

Primary Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Aug 24 – Sep 12

Primary Early Voting

Sep 13

Primary Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

Sep 13

Primary Election

Nov 8

General Election

Rhode Island Voter Guide

  • How do I make sure I'm registered to vote?

    Go to votesaveamerica.com/register. We're working with Vote.org to make this as easy as possible for you, so don't fuck it up.

    Register Here
  • Can I register the same day I want to vote?

    Sadly, no. So do it now! Then reward yourself with a cookie.

    register
  • Do I have to be registered as a Democrat or Republican to vote in my primary?

    It depends. If you're unaffiliated, you can vote in the partisan primary of your choice. If you're already affiliated with a political party, you can only vote in that party's primary.

  • Can I vote by mail?

    Yes! if you're registered you can request to have your ballot mailed to you. You must request it by August 23rd and turn it in by September 13th. You can request your absentee ballot here.

    Request Here
  • Can I vote early?

    Yes! You can vote early in person from August 24th-September 12th.

  • Do I need an ID?

    Yes, yes you do. A Rhode Island driver's license, US passport, US school ID, military ID, state or government ID, state voter ID card all work. Get all the details here from VoteRiders.

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Resources

  • Get your absentee ballot here!

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  • Need to show Voter ID? Not sure what kind? Get the specifics in your state here.

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