Rhode Island Election Dates
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Recent and Upcoming Election Dates And Deadlines
This page contains dates and deadlines information on elections occurring in Rhode Island.
Election dates and deadlines vary by locality. Please be advised that these dates are updated regularly but are subject to scheduling changes at the local level.
Scheduled Elections In Rhode Island
|September 11,2018||2018 September 11 Statewide Primary|
|November 6,2018||2018 November 6 General Election|
2018 Election Dates & Deadlines
|August 12, 2018||Voter Registration Ends:Voter Registration Deadline|
|August 21, 2018||Absentee Ballot Request deadline - By Mail:Mail Ballot Application Deadline|
|October 7, 2018||Absentee Ballot Request deadline - By Mail:Voter Registration Deadline|
|October 16, 2018||Absentee Ballot Request deadline - By Mail:Mail Ballot Application Deadline|
The Opening And Closing Times For Polling Places
- Polls open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM
- Polls always close at 8 p.m. regadless of election type
Am I Eligible To Vote in Rhode Island?To qualify to register you must:
- Be a United States citizen;
- Be at least 16 years of age. You must be at least 18 years of age to vote,and
- Be a resident of the Rhode Island city or town where you wish to vote.
- You must not be currently deemed non-compos mentis by a court of law
- You must not be currently incarcerated in a correctional facility under felony conviction