By Mail: Postmarked 30 days before Election Day. If the postmark is missing or unclear and the registration form is received no later than 5 days after the deadline, the individual shall be presumed to have been registered by the deadline.
Online: 30 days before Election Day
You may register in person on Election Day at your local Board of Canvassers but only for Presidential elections.
To register in Rhode Island you must:
be a citizen of the United States
be a resident of Rhode Island for 30 days preceding the next election
16- and 17-year-olds may preregister to vote, but cannot vote until they are 18
not be currently incarcerated in a correctional facility due to a felony conviction
not have been lawfully judged to be mentally incompetent
Once you receive the ballot, carefully read and follow the instructions.
Sign and date where indicated.
Mail your voted ballot back to the address indicated on the return envelope.
Double-check the deadlines and be sure to cast your voted ballot on time to be sure it is counted.
Rhode Island Early Voting
20 days before the election.
The day before the election.
Rhode Island voter ID
If you are voting in person in Rhode Island, you must present one of the following forms of ID at the time you vote:
Rhode Island driver's license or voter ID card
Photo ID issued by a school or college in the US
US military ID
Photo ID issued by the US government or State of Rhode Island
Government issued medical photo ID
If you've voted in Rhode Island before, registered in person, or provided ID at the time of registration, you don't need to provide ID to vote by mail
If you're voting in Rhode Island for the first time, registered to vote by mail, and didn't provide ID when you registered, be sure to enclose a copy of your photo ID, or a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or government document that shows your name and address when you return your ballot.
Local Election Office: This is the government office responsible for running elections in your region. Theses are the best people to contact if you have any questions at all about voting in your state.