Primary Election Voter Registration Deadline: March 29
Primary Election Date: April 28
General Election Voter Registration Deadline: October 4
ID Requirements for Voting: Photo ID requested, if ID is not shown, voter may use a provisional ballot.
Absentee Voting: Any registered Rhode Island voter can request an absentee ballot. Voters can access the application online and must submit it at least 21 days prior to the election. Access the application here.
Gender Gaps in Representation
Rhode Island is one of 9 states with a woman governor (Gina Raimondo, D). It is one of 13 states with no women in its Congressional delegation. Rhode Island ranks 9th in the country for women’s representation in the State Legislature.
Rhode Island Congressional Delegation
Rhode Island State Legislature
Rhode Island had lower voter turnout for men than the United States overall in the 2016 Elections, while Rhode Island women had similar voter turnout to the overall United States.
Percent Voter Turnout by Gender
Percent Voter Turnout by Race
Other races not shown due to population size