Rhode Island


Little Rhody may be be our smallest state but you’re not going to go overlooked. Like Napolean! 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 this year. So crack open a Narragansett and read what you need to know to be a voter this year.

Be A Voter


The RI first Congressional District has an election this November to replace outgoing Rep. David Cicilline, and certain cities and towns may also have municipal and special elections. The following dates are for the special election, but you can also find out more about your elections below.

Find out what's on your ballot

Key Dates

Aug 6

Registration Deadline

Aug 15

Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Request Deadline (received by)

Aug 16 – Sep 5

Early Voting

Sep 5

Primary Election Day

Sep 5

Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Return Deadline (received by)

Rhode Island Voter Guide

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

    Go to votesaveamerica.com/be-a-voter to check your registration or get registered. We're working with BallotReady 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! Just make sure you do it by August 6th. Then reward yourself with a cookie.

    Register Here
  • Can I vote by mail?

    Yes! You must request your ballot by August 15 and return it by September 5, but the earlier, the better!

    Apply for a mail in ballot
  • Can I vote early in-person?

    Yes! You can vote early in person August 16th - September 4th, but times will vary by city and town. See early voting times and locations below:

    Find yours
  • Do I need an ID?

    Yes. You can find out more information about what types of IDs you can bring through VoteRiders.

    Learn More
  • What if I'm voting on Election Day?

    Double check your polling location!

    Find Your Polling Place


  • Find the details on accessible voting in your state, including early voting, Election Day voting, mail voting, and accessible mail voting tools for people with print disabilities.

    Learn More
  • Get your absentee ballot here!

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

    Learn More