Vote from Home with a Mail Ballot


Who can vote by mail?

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How to Vote by Mail in Rhode Island

STEP
1
Rhode Island mail ballot
STEP
2

You will receive your mail ballot packet at the address listed on your application. Your mail ballot packet includes:

  1. Your mail ballot
  2. Voter's Mail Ballot Certificate envelope
  3. Voting from Home instructions wrap
  4. Postage-paid return envelope
  5. I Voted by Mail sticker

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

STEP
3

Read the instructions carefully and be sure to note how many candidates you can vote for at the top of each race.

Completely fill the oval next to your choice(s) using a pen. Black ink preferred.

Write-in option for November only: 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.

Do not cross out any mistakes you may have made on your ballot. 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 Voter’s Mail Ballot Certificate (smaller envelope).
  • Print your name.
  • Provide a telephone number in case there are questions pertaining to your Voter’s Mail Ballot Certificate Sign the envelope.
  • The signature on your Mail Ballot Certificate envelope will be compared to the signature on your mail ballot application.
  • You may provide your RI Driver’s License or State ID number or the last 4-digits of your Social Security Number as optional information.
Rhode Island mail ballot
STEP
5

Place completed mail ballot certificate envelope into the postage-paid return envelope addressed to the:

      Rhode Island Board of Elections
      P.O.Box 6128
      Providence, RI 02940

You should allow at least three (3) mailing days to ensure your mail ballot arrives by 8 p.m. on election day.

You may hand deliver the sealed envelope to the Board of Elections:

      2000 Plainfield Pike, Suite A
      Cranston, RI 02921

You may hand deliver the sealed envelope to any of the secure 24-hour drop box locations around the state. Contact your local board of canvassers to find a drop box near you.

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

Rhode Island mail ballot

FAQ

Below are frequently asked questions about voting by mail. We encourage you to read the complete guide on how to safely vote from home with a mail ballot.

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