RHODE ISLAND

How to vote from your hospital bed

LINKS

 

DEADLINES

 

STEPS TO VOTE

1.

Check Your Voter Registration

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

2.

Fill out an Emergency Absentee Ballot

Print and fill out an emergency absentee ballot HERE

If you're unable to access a printer, contact your Rhode Island Patient Voting team at patientvoting@gmail.com and we will help deliver materials to you

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.

Drop off your Emergency Absentee Ballot

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.

If you need help delivering your ballot, email us at PatientVoting@gmail.com with what hospital you are located at and we will connect you with someone to help.

4.

Obtain your ballot

The Rhode Island Board of Elections will process your application and issue an ballot. The ballot can be mailed to you or you can authorize someone to pick it up for you on your behalf.

5.

Vote!

Complete your ballot and the oath envelope (which must be witnessed by two individuals or a notary). The ballot may be mailed back or can be hand delivered to the Board of Elections by 8PM on election day to be counted.

 

HOSPITALS

Coming Soon

City

Representatives:

Coming Soon

 

PATIENT VOTING TEAM

Kelly Wong, MD - Rhode Island Hospital

Allison Hayward, MD - Rhode Island Hospital 

 
 

STATE LAW & LINKS

R.I. Gen. Laws § 17-20-2.2

R.I. Gen. Laws § 17-20-2

The 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. 

Rhode Island Board of Elections

2000 Plainfield Pike

Cranston, RI 02921

Phone: 401-222-2345

Fax: 401-222-3135

 

IMPACT OF COVID-19

Coming

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