Upcoming Elections

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - Rhode Island Presidential Preference Primary

Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020 - Rhode Island Statewide Primary

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 - Rhode Island General Election

Information Below is Subject to Change: Please Check Back Often for Updates

The deadline to register to vote or change your party affiliation for the April 28 Presidential Preference Primary is March 29, 2020.

The deadline to apply for a regular mail ballot for the April 28 election is 4 p.m. on April 7, 2020. The emergency mail ballot voting period begins April 8, 2020. Please click the How to Vote by Mail Ballot link below for more information, or call the Canvassing Dept. at 401-780-3126.

Voter ID
In accordance with Rhode Island's Voter Identification law, Rhode Island voters are required to show identification at the polls when applying for a ballot. If you are registered to vote and you arrive at your proper polling place without an ID, you still have the right to vote via provisional ballot. Please see the below links for information on how to obtain a free Voter ID card from the Rhode Island Secretary of State, and which forms of identification are acceptable for voting purposes:

Click here to learn more about voter id

list of acceptable voter id

click here for the latest election calendar

view a list of candidate filings and qualifications

How to vote by mail ballot

update your voter registration information




contact your STATE elected officials

other election information at vote.ri.gov


find your local elected officials (interactive cranston voting map)


information and Rhode Island deadlines on Mail Ballots for Military and U.S. Citizens Residing Overseas (FPCA)