- You need to be a United States citizen.
- You need to be at least 16 years old to pre-register to vote (and you may vote if you are at least 18).
- You need to legally reside in the town or city and voting district where you want to cast your vote for at least 30 days before the election.
- You can't have been lawfully judged to be mentally incompetent.
- If you're a first-time voter who registers by mail, you're required to submit proof of identification either at the time of registration or when you vote. You can include a copy of your identification with your registration form today! Acceptable forms of ID include: a current utility bill, bank statement, valid photo ID, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and address.
Don't forget -- your state may have additional ID requirements when you go to the polls.
If you have additional questions about voting in Rhode Island, please contact:
Elections & Civics Division: (401)-222-2340; firstname.lastname@example.org
Rhode Island Board of Elections: (401)-222-2345; email@example.com