Your Local Election Headquarters: 2018 Voter’s Guide

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Eyewitness News is Your Local Election Headquarters. Here’s information you need to know to cast your vote on Primary and Elections Days.

Important Dates

September 12, 2018 – Rhode Island Primaries

October 7, 2018 – RI Registration Deadline for General Election

October 17, 2018 – Massachusetts Registration Deadline for General Election

November 6, 2018 – General Election

Register to Vote

Before you can vote, you must register. You may be eligible if you are:

  • A citizen of the United States
  • A resident of the city or town where you wish to vote
  • At least 16 years of age (you must be 18 to vote)

How to register to vote in RI»  |   How to register to vote in Mass»

Before Heading to the Polls

Before you go out to vote, you’ll want to know a few key things – including how to find your polling place and who’s going to be on the ballot. You can view and update your voter record, find your polling information, your local elected officials, and view sample ballots on the RI Secretary of State’s Voter Information Center.

Find Your Voting Info In Massachusetts »

Voter ID

Voters in Rhode Island must show valid ID before being allowed to vote. Valid IDs include:

  • Driver’s license/permit
  • U.S. Passport
  • ID card issued by federally recognized tribal government
  • ID card issued by an educational institution in the U.S.
  • U.S. military ID card
  • ID card issued by the US. government or State of Rhode Island (RIPTA bus pass, etc.)
  • Government-issued medical card
  • RI Voter ID card

Voters who show up to the polls to vote will be given provisional ballots which, according to the Secretary of State’s office, will be counted if the signature provided at the polling place matched the signature on their voter registration card.

Mail ballots do not require voter ID.

Local Links

Rhode Island

Massachusetts

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