Upcoming Elections in Rhode Island

2016 Election Dates and Deadlines

November 8,2016 - General Election Day
Voter Registration Ends: General: Voter Registration Deadline October 9,2016
Absentee Ballot Request deadline - By Mail: Last day to apply for a mail ballot 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)
  • North Providence Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Charles A. Lombardi - Population(32,078)
  • Pawtucket Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Donald R. Grebien - Population(71,148)
  • Warwick Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Scott Avedisian - Population(82,672)
  • Woonsocket Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Lisa Baldelli-Hunt - Population(41,186)
November 8, 2016

Can I Take 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

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.

Learn more about Voting at the Polls on Election Day

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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

Am I eligible To Vote in Rhode Island?

Most States require citizens to be registered in order to vote. Make sure you understand the voter registration requirements of your State of residence. Check if you are eligible to vote in Rhode Island

How/Where Do I Register To Vote in Rhode Island?

Do you know how or where to register to vote in Rhode Island? Click here for more information

What's on Rhode Island ballot in 2016

Do you know what you are voting for in 2016? Click here to see what will be on the statewide and local ballots

Who Can Vote in Primaries in Rhode Island?

Primary elections are one means by which a political party nominates candidates for the next general election. Check if you are eligible to vote in Primary Elections in Rhode Island

Can I Register To Vote At The Polls On Election Day?

Do you know if Rhode Island if one of the States that allow voters to register at the polls on Election day? Click here for more information

Am I eligible To Vote Absentee Ballot in Rhode Island?

Most States allow voters to vote using an absentee ballot under certain circumstances. Do you know if you are eligible to vote absentee ballot and how to vote absentee ballot in Rhode Island? Check on the requirements for requesting and returning an absentee ballot

If My Address Has Changed Do I Need To Re-register To Vote?

When you register to vote, your voter registration is linked to your residential address. When registered voters move, they are supposed to update their registration records with election officials before voting Check if you need to re-register to vote