Board of Canvassers


 Presidential Preference Primary has been changed to Tuesday, June 2, 2020.  This will mainly be a mail ballot election.  There will be one (1) Super Poll open in North Kingstown on June 2, 2020 at a location to be determined.

  • Mail Ballots are now available - Print mail ballot application

  • Deadline to register to vote - Sunday, May 3, 2020 -  A location to accept paper voter registration forms has yet to be determined.  Please check back at a later date.

  • Deadline for voters to disaffiliate from party - Monday, May 4, 2020.  

  • Deadline to submit a mail ballot application - Tuesday, May 19, 2020. (this date may be extended)

  • Emergency Mail Ballot period - Wednesday, May 20, 2020 through Monday, June 1, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.  (this time frame may be shortened due to receipt of mail ballot application deadline being extended)    

  • Deadline to return voted mail ballots - 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 2, 2020

*Statewide Primary - Tuesday, September 8, 2020

*General Election - Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Important  deadline dates will be posted closer to these elections.   

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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