RI Votes: Be A Voter

Voting By Mail


When people think of voting, going to the polls immediately comes to mind, but you have another option. Voting by mail ballot is a way for you to cast a ballot if you are unable to vote at the polls on Election Day.

Mail ballot application November General Election - DUE: October 16 - Mail Ballot

If you are registered to vote in another state, but temporarily living in Rhode Island, you can vote by mail too! Use the "Find my Mail Ballot" tool below to help you find information on how to vote by mail in your home state, the District of Columbia or Puerto Rico.

As a student, you can register and vote in the state where you are going to school, or you can register and vote in your home state. Where you decide to vote, could have implications for things like financial aid and residency requirements. Be sure to check out the Brennan Center's Student Voting Guide for more information.


Key Dates

  • July 30 - Last day to apply for a Braille or tactile ballot for the primaries
  • August 13 - Deadline to register to vote in the primaries
  • August 22 - Last day to submit a mail ballot application for the primary
  • August 22 - First day to vote in the primaries by emergency ballot
  • September 11 - Last day to vote in the primaries by emergency ballot
  • September 12 - Party Primaries
  • September 24 - Last day to apply for a General Election Braille/Tactile mail ballot
  • October 7 - Last day to register to vote for the General Election
  • October 16 - Last day to apply for a General Election mail ballot
  • October 17 - First day to vote in the General Election by emergency ballot
  • November 5  - Last day to vote in the General Election by emergency ballot
  • November 6 - General Election