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Sunday, October 4th is the last date to register to vote or update your voter information for the November 3rd general election. Rhode Islanders can check their voter registration status by using the Department of State’s Voter Information Center. Eligible residents can register to vote in three ways:
“As Secretary of State, I am committed to engaging and empowering all Rhode Islanders to play an active role in our state’s future,” said Secretary Nellie Gorbea. “Every day, our elected leaders make decisions that have a direct impact on our lives – both immediate and long-term. The first step to making sure your voice is heard is registering to vote.”
Rhode Islanders have several safe and secure voting options during the COVID-19 pandemic. Voters can choose to either vote early in-person at their city or town hall, vote at a polling place on Election Day, or cast a mail ballot from home.
New this year, voters can track the status of their mail ballot application and mail ballot at vote.ri.gov.
Under Rhode Island law, voters must apply for a mail ballot in each election where they wish to vote from home. This means if you voted by mail in the June 2 or September 8 primaries, you still need to fill out a mail ballot application if you wish to vote from home in the November 3 general election. Mail ballots will be sent to Rhode Island voters who requested them beginning on October 5.
Also new this year, voters can call 2-1-1 with any election questions. This free service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week in over 200 languages, in partnership with the United Way of Rhode Island.