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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.

2014 Important Events Calendar

May 2014 Dates
Deadline to register to vote in order to file a declaration of candidacy.May 25, 2014
June 2014 Dates
Independent Filing deadline for General ElectionJune 25, 2014 -
Filing deadline for primary Ballot accessJune 25, 2014
August 2014 Dates
Deadline to register to vote in the party primariesAugust 10, 2014
September 2014 Dates
Congressional PrimarySeptember 9, 2014
Ballot Return by 8pmSeptember 9, 2014
October 2014 Dates
Deadline to register to vote in the general electionOctober 5, 2014
Deadline to apply for an Election Mail BallotOctober 14, 2014
November 2014 Dates
November General Election DayNovember 4, 2014

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

Rhode Island: Voting at the Polls on Election Day

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

    Poll workers will ask you to show a current and valid photo ID when you vote at your polling place. Voter ID strengthens the public’s faith in the integrity of our elections by enabling poll workers to match a voter’s face to the name they give at the polls.

    No eligible voter will be turned away at the polls. Voters who do not bring an acceptable ID to their polling place can vote using a standard Provisional Ballot. The ballot will be counted if the signature they give at their polling place matches the signature on their voter registration

    Poll workers will accept the following valid and current Photo IDs:

    • RI driver's license
    • U.S. passport
    • ID card issued by an educational institution in the United States
    • U.S. military identification card
    • State of Rhode Island or federal government-issued ID card
    • Government-issued medical card
    • RI Voter ID

    Where to Get a Free Voter ID

    • Registered voters who don't have an acceptable current and valid Photo ID can get a free Voter ID at our office in Providence during normal business hours.

    Click here for additional information

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