Update Your Voter Record

You need to update your voter registration record if:

  • You change your name
  • You change your address within your city or town
  • You move to another city or town
  • You want to change your party affiliation

When you visit the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV), you can easily register to vote and update your information while completing DMV forms. Unless you opt-out, you are automatically registered to vote while completing DMV forms, if eligible.

Choose how to update your record:

  • Update Online

    To update your voter registration online:

    • Go to the Voter Information Center.
    • Enter your information into the search tool on “My Voter Record.”
    • Click “Edit my voter record.” You will need your Rhode Island driver’s license or state ID to proceed.

Acknowledgement Notice

When you update your voter registration record, your local board of canvassers will send you an acknowledgement notice at the address associated with your voter registration. You will also be notified by mail if your registration does not meet the requirements for any reason.

Be sure to contact your local board of canvassers if you do not receive the acknowledgement notice within three weeks of updating your registration. If the Post Office cannot deliver the notice to the address on your voter registration form, your status as a voter will be changed to “inactive” and you may have to provide additional information when voting.