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.
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.
July 27 - Last day to apply for a Braille or tactile ballot for the primaries
August 9 - Deadline to register to vote in the primaries
August 18 - Last day to submit a mail ballot application for the primary
August 19 - First day to vote in the primaries by emergency ballot
September 8 - Last day to vote in the primaries by emergency ballot
September 8 - Party Primaries
September 21 - Last day to apply for a Braille or Tactile ballot for the General Election
October 4 - Last day to register to vote for the General Election
October 13 - Last day to apply for a General Election mail ballot
October 14 - First day to vote in the General Election by emergency ballot
November 2 - Last day to vote in the General Election by emergency ballot