Board of Canvassers


  • Deadline to register to vote or update your voter information for the November 3, 2020 General Election is Sunday, October 4, 2020.  The Board of Canvassers will be open on Sunday, October 4, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. to register new voters.

  • The Secretary of State has mailed Mail Ballot Applications to all active voters.  The deadline to apply for a mail ballot is 4:00 p.m. of Tuesday, October 13, 2020.

  • Emergency (in person) voting begins on Wednesday, October 14th through 4:00 p.m. on Monday, November 3rd, during regular business hours.
    Important information regarding Emergency Voting:

    • Hours are: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    • One voter at a time will be allowed into the Board of Canvassers.

    • A cloth face covering IS required and social distancing must be observed.

    • Voters are encouraged to bring their own pen, however a disposable pen will be provided. 

  Please contact the Board of Canvassers at
(401) 268-1553 or e-mail for more information.


To view your voter information, verify your voting poll location, or view a sample ballot
please visit Vote.RI.Gov

*General Election - Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Mail ballot applications are now available at the Board of Canvassers or print here

Please contact the Board of Canvassers with any questions

The Board of Canvassers is looking for voters who are interested in working at the polls. Please contact the Board of Canvassers for more information or complete Application (PDF) to work at the polls.

Record Updates

According to Rhode Island State Law, voter registration records are periodically updated by using information received from the U.S. Postal Service National Change of Address Program. If you receive a mailing from the Board of Canvassers and have questions, please do not hesitate to call 401-268-1553 or email Board of Canvassers.

Voter Registration

To register to vote, check voter registration information or status please visit the Rhode Island Voter Information Center.

Please contact the Board of Canvassers with questions or requests for additional information


Under the state’s new Voter ID law, poll workers will ask you for ID when you vote at the polls. Acceptable forms of ID's are:

  • RI driver's license
  • U.S. Passport
  • ID card issued by U.S educational institution
  • U.S military identification card
  • State of Rhode Island or U.S government issued ID card
  • Government issued medical card
  • Rhode Island Voter Idenification Card

If you do not have one of these forms of identification or for more information, please visit the Rhode Island Voter ID page.


As a result of the recently adopted RI redistricting plan, your senate, representative and local precinct numbers as well as the polling locations where you cast your ballot in the general elections may have changed.

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