Know Your Voter Rights!


The right to vote is one of the most important rights we have as an American citizen and as Rhode Islanders. The Attorney General and Secretary of State’s office are committed to protecting your right to vote. Below is more information about your voting rights. You may also view the 2022 Know Your Voting Rights guide.

  • Keep who you vote for a secret

    Your voter registration and some other voting documents, like a mail ballot application, are public records. No one however, not even elections officials, can find out who you voted for once your ballot is accepted.

Violations of state election law

Any attempt to interfere with your right to vote or to unduly influence your vote is a crime. It is a crime to try to make you vote a certain way by making threats or offering gifts.

It is also against the law to force you to reveal your vote once you have cast your ballot. Contact your local board of canvassers if anyone tries to interfere with your right to vote.