Your Local Election Office will compare your signature on your voted ballot to the one on your ballot application. If the signatures don't match, your ballot might be rejected. Please sign carefully.
All registered Rhode Island voters will receive a mail-in ballot application ahead of the November 3, 2020 election.
Voting by mail is not as complicated as you might think. There are only a handful of steps:
You can vote by absentee ballot in Rhode Island if you are unable to vote in person for whatever reason. Examples include:
The signature on your absentee ballot application will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match.
Your signature on the return envelope will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match. If you forget to sign the return envelope, your ballot might be rejected.
In almost all cases, you will need to sign up to vote by mail. The state won’t just mail you a ballot. Don't worry: we will walk you through it. There are only a handful of steps:
Contact your Local Election Office if you have questions.
This is the statewide agency that is ultimately responsible for Rhode Island elections. You can contact them with questions, but your Local Election Office will probably respond faster.
Rhode Island State Board of Elections 50 Branch Ave. Providence, RI 02904‐2790