Registered Rhode Island voters will be asked to show an acceptable photo ID at the polls. Voters without ID can vote a provisional ballot, which will count if the signature matches the voter's registration record.
VoteRiders provides information and free, expert assistance to help you with voter ID. We can help with renewing your expired ID, obtaining the documents needed to secure your ID, and covering the cost of getting to and from ID-issuing offices. Call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.
GUIDE TO VOTER ID RULES IN RHODE ISLAND
- RI driver’s license
- US passport
- ID card issued by a US-located educational institution
- US military ID card
- ID card issued by US government or State of RI (RIPTA bus pass, etc.)
- Government issued medical card
- RI Voter ID card
Voters without ID can vote a provisional ballot, which will be counted if the signature matches voter's registration record.
FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR FIRST TIME VOTERS
First-time voters, including those who have not voted in a previous Federal election or who have never voted in their county of residence in a Federal election, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.