Vote by Mail

Who can vote by mail?

Step to Voting by Mail in Rhode Island


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

      Your ballot

      Voter's Mail Ballot Certificate envelope

      Voting instructions sheet

      Postage paid return envelope

      I voted sticker

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


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

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.

  • Insert voted ballot into envelope.
  • Print your name.
  • Sign the envelope. This signature will be compared to your mail ballot application. Optional: Print your RI DL/State ID or last 4 digits of SSN.
  • Print your telephone number/email address in case there are questions pertaining to your Voter’s Mail Ballot Certificate.

Place completed mail ballot certificate envelope addressed to the:

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

Hand Deliver to:
2000 Plainfield Pike, Suite A
Cranston, RI 02920

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