Vote by Mail


Who can vote by mail?

Steps to Vote by Mail in Rhode Island

STEP
1

Download the mail ballot application or call your local board of canvassers to request one.

Submit your mail ballot application to your local board of canvassers.

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STEP
2

If you do not receive your mail ballot, call the Elections Division at 401-222-2340.

STEP
3

Completely fill the oval next to your choice(s) using the provided black pen.

To vote for a candidate whose name is not on the ballot:
Fill in the oval to the left of “Write-in” and print the name clearly in the box.

If you make a mistake while marking your ballot do not cross out, instead call the Elections Division at 401-222-2340 or TDD 711 to make arrangements to receive a replacement ballot.

STEP
4

Insert voted ballot into the oath (smaller) envelope and seal it.

Print your name and sign your oath envelope.

Two individuals OR a notary must witness your signature.

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STEP
5

Place completed oath envelope into the larger envelope addressed to the:

State of Rhode Island Board of Elections
50 Branch Avenue
Providence, RI 02904

The Board of Elections must receive your mail ballot by 8 p.m. on Election Day.

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