Mail Ballot

Upcoming Elections 

Check with your local Board of Canvassers to see if you are eligible to vote in the following elections or visit the Secretary of State's mail ballot portal to apply online:

  • 11/07/2023 Election for Congress District 1, Senate District 1, East Greenwich Referendum, and North Kingstown Referendum

11/07/2023 Special Election 

Mail Ballot Overview:

Any otherwise qualified Rhode Island voter may vote by mail ballot in the following circumstances:

  1.  A voter within the State of Rhode Island who is incapacitated to the extent that it would be an undue hardship to vote at the polls because of illness, or mental or physical disability, blindness, or serious impairment of mobility.
  2. An elector who is confined to a hospital, convalescent home, nursing home, rest home, or similar institution, public or private, within the State of Rhode Island. Nursing Home Mail Ballots
  3. An elector who will be temporarily absent from the state because of employment or service intimately connected with military operations or who is a spouse or legal dependent residing with that person, or a United States citizen that will be outside of the United States. (Please Note: any voter qualified to vote a category 3 mail ballot  will also be allowed to cast a mail ballot pursuant to the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act "UOCAVA Act"
  4. I choose to vote by mail.  (see "No Excuse Mail Ballot Voting" below).

All mail ballots must be received by the State Board of Elections at 2000 Plainfield Pike Cranston, RI 02921 by 8:00 P.M. the night of the election. If you cannot mail the ballot back in time utilize a Drop Box at these locations

No specific reason is necessary

If you may not be able to get to the polls on Election Day, you can fill out a mail ballot application and receive a mail ballot.