Update Your Voter Record

Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea worked to pass Automated Voter Registration (AVR) in 2017. This means when you update your address at the Division of Motor Vehicle (DMV), your voter registration information will automatically be updated.

If you do not interact with the DMV, you will still 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

Choose how to update your record:

  • Update Online

    To update your voter registration online:

    • Go to Your Voter Information Center.
    • Lookup your personal information and then click Edit my voter record on the left side of the page.
    • Remember to have your Rhode Island driver's license or state ID ready.

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.