State Instructions — RHODE ISLAND

Updated: 09-03-2019

 

Registration Deadline — 30 days before the election.

 

6. ID Number. The applicant shall be required to provide their Rhode Island driver's license or State ID number if the applicant has been issued a current and valid Rhode Island driver's license or State ID. In the case of an applicant who has not been issued a current and valid driver's license or State ID, they must provide the last four (4) digits of their social security number. An applicant, who has neither, will be assigned a unique identifying number by the State of Rhode Island.

7. Choice of Party. In Rhode Island, a person must register with a party if they wish to take part in that party's primary election. A person who fails to register with a party at the time of registration may, if they choose, register with a party on the day of that party's primary and take part in that party's primary election. If a person does not register with a party, they can still vote in general elections and nonpartisan primary elections.

8. Race or Ethnic Group. Leave blank.

9. Signature. To register in Rhode Island you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of Rhode Island
  • be at least 16 years of age (you must be 18 years old to vote)
  • not be currently incarcerated in a correctional facility due to a felony conviction
  • not have been lawfully judged to be mentally incompetent by a court of law

 

Mailing Address:

Rhode Island State Board of Elections

50 Branch Ave.

Providence, RI 02904-2790