RHODE ISLAND

how to vote

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DeADLINES TO NOTE

November 5th @ 4PM - emergency medical absentee ballots must be received by your the local Board of Canvassers

FROM THE RI BOARD OF ELECTIONS WEBSITE

If for any reason you believe you will not be able to make it to the polls on election day, you can vote early using an emergency mail ballot within 20 days before the election.

To apply for an emergency mail ballot you must obtain an application from your local board of canvassers and return it to them by 4:00 P.M. the day before the election. You will be able to vote your ballot at the board of canvassers, take it with you, or authorize someone to pick it up for you.

All mail ballots must be received by the State Board of Elections at 50 Branch Avenue Providence, R.I. 02904 by 8:00 P.M. the night of the election.

Call your local Board of Canvassers for more information.

RHODE ISLAND HOSPITAL

RHODE ISLAND

how to vote FROM YOUR HOSPITAL BED

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RHODE ISLAND HOSPITAL

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NEWPORT HOSPITAL

KENT HOSPITAL

DeADLINES TO NOTE

November 5th @ 4PM - emergency medical absentee ballots must be received by your the local Board of Canvassers

FROM THE RI BOARD OF ELECTIONS WEBSITE

If for any reason you believe you will not be able to make it to the polls on election day, you can vote early using an emergency mail ballot within 20 days before the election.

To apply for an emergency mail ballot you must obtain an application from your local board of canvassers and return it to them by 4:00 P.M. the day before the election. You will be able to vote your ballot at the board of canvassers, take it with you, or authorize someone to pick it up for you.

All mail ballots must be received by the State Board of Elections at 50 Branch Avenue Providence, R.I. 02904 by 8:00 P.M. the night of the election.

Call your local Board of Canvassers for more information.

RHODE ISLAND STATE LAW

R.I. Gen. Laws § 17-20-2.2

R.I. Gen. Laws § 17-20-2The deadline to request an absentee ballot, with a valid excuse is the 21st day before the election. After the deadline, a voter who is incapacitated to the extent that it would be an undue hardship to vote at the polls or who is not able to vote at his or her polling place on the day of the election is entitled to an emergency ballot. 

Check if you are registered to vote at vote.org or at https://vote.sos.ri.gov/

1.

Print and fill out an emergency absentee ballot HERE

There are pre-filled out addresses for certain hospitals on the right.

2.

Fill out the application. Pay special attention to:

  • Box A

  • Box B: make sure you include your building and room number

  • Box C has been completed for you

  • Box D: Read and sign in box D

3.

A designated family member or friend must drop off the application at your local Board of Canvassers (for the home address that you are registered to vote at) BEFORE 4pm on November 5th. They will need their ID card

4.

The Rhode Island Board of Elections will process your application and send a bipartisan worker to the hospital to help you vote.

5.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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YOUR LOCAL REPRESENTATIVES

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