With all the information swirling around the Ocean State about mail-in ballots, we wanted to ease things up for you a bit.
The primary election is on September 8, 2020
In order to vote in the Primary, you have to be registered by August 9.
If you want to vote by mail in the Primary, you have to submit an application by August 18.
Download the ballot application here.
Rhode Island is allowing early voting beginning 20 days before both the primary and general election, which means you can vote in-person at your local city or town hall. You will fill out your ballot the same way you would at your usual polling place. You’ll even get a sticker.
Rhode Island does have a voter identification law, so you’ll need a valid photo ID when you show up to vote.
There might be fewer polling places this year because of the coronavirus. That’s why voting by mail or voting in-person early may be a good option for you. But if you want to vote in-person on September 8 or November 3, you should check your polling place ahead of time.
Whether you do it by mail or in-person, just make sure you vote in the upcoming Primary and General Election.