Upcoming Elections in Rhode Island

Poll Hours: 7:00 AM-8:00 PM

How can I find my polling location?

If you do not know where your polling place is,you can use vic.sos.ri.gov to find your polling place. If you have any issues or questions, please contact your County Clerk

2016 Election Dates and Deadlines

September 13,2016 - Primary Election Day`
Voter Registration Ends: Primary: Voter Registration Deadline August 1,2016
Voter Registration Ends: Last day to register to vote August 14,2016
Absentee Ballot return deadline - By Mail: Primary: Mail Ballot Application Deadline August 23,2016
Absentee Ballot return deadline : Absentee ballot return deadline - Received by 8 PM September 13,2016
November 8,2016 - General Election Day`
Voter Registration Ends: General: Voter Registration Deadline October 9,2016
Absentee Ballot return deadline - By Mail: General: Mail Ballot Application Deadline October 18,2016
Absentee Ballot return deadline : Absentee ballot return deadline - Received by 8 PM November 8,2016
Mayoral Elections and Others
  • Central Falls Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: James A. Diossa - Population(19,416)
  • Cranston Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Allan W. Fung - Population(80,387)
  • Cumberland Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: William S. Murray - Population(33,506)
    November Mayor Elect takes office 1/5/2014.
  • North Providence Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Charles A. Lombardi - Population(32,078)
  • Pawtucket Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Donald R. Grebien - Population(71,148)
    November
  • Warwick Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Scott Avedisian - Population(82,672)
    November
  • Woonsocket Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Lisa Baldelli-Hunt - Population(41,186)
November 8, 2016
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Time Off For Voting:

Time off to vote is subject to the employer. Rhode Island state law does not require employers to grant time off to vote for employees.

Voting At The Polls On Election Day

Polling places are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. Anyone in line at 7:00 p.m. will be allowed to vote.

Rhode Island state law 17-19-24.2 requires all voters to present valid photo identification prior to voting at the polls in all elections beginning in 2014. Voters will need to present one of the following forms of photo ID:

  • RI Driver's License
  • RI Voter ID Card *
  • U.S. Passport
  • ID issued by a U.S. educational institution
  • U.S. military ID
  • ID card issued by the United States or the State of Rhode Island
  • Government issued medical card

The Rhode Island Secretary of State's office is issuing free voter photo ID cards to individuals who do not possess any of the valid Photo IDs listed above. See the Secretary of State's website for additional information on the program, or call (401) 222-2340.

Any voter who is unable to present valid identification at the polls, will be required to cast a provisional ballot.

Identification is not required to vote by mail ballot.

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Can I Register At The Polls On Election Day?

NO: Rhode Island does not provide Same Day Voter Registration. You must register to vote by the voter registration deadline in order to vote in an election. If you miss the voter registration deadline for an election you should contact your local election office.

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