Are You Eligible?


If you want to run for a Rhode Island office, you must be a registered voter in Rhode Island and live within the district for the office you seek. See chart below for other requirements.

Office Age State Residence U.S. Citizen Years in Term # of Terms
President 35 14 Years in U.S. Yes, natural born. 4 2
Vice President 35 14 Years in U.S. Yes, natural born. 4 No Limit
Presidential Elector 18 30 Days Yes N/A No Limit
U.S. Senator 30 Yes 9 Years 6 No Limit
U.S. Representative 25 Yes 7 Years 2 No Limit
General Offices:
Governor
Lt. Governor
Secretary of State
Attorney General
General Treasurer
18 30 Days yes 4 2
State Senator 18 30 Days yes 2 No Limit
State Representative 18 30 Days yes 2 No Limit
Local Offices 18 30 Days in District yes Check with the local board of canvassers