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:
Absentee ballot application deadline:
Received by 4:00 p.m. 21 days before Election Day.
Voted ballots are due:
Received by the close of the polls on Election Day.
Any registered Rhode Island voter may apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail.
Rhode Island does not have early in-person voting, but any Rhode Island voter can register and vote early by mail.
If you are voting in person in Rhode Island, you must present one of the following forms of ID at the time you vote:
Absentee voters do not need to provide ID.