Eyewitness News is Your Local Election Headquarters. Here’s information you need to know to cast your vote on Primary and Elections Days.
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)
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.
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 Boards of Canvassers in RI
- RI Board of Elections
- Rhode Island Democratic Party
- Rhode Island Moderate Party
- Rhode Island Republican Party
- Rhode Island Elections Law
- Rhode Island Constitution