Registered Rhode Island voters must show photo ID at the polls to vote. If you are a registered voter but didn't bring your ID to the polling place, you may cast a provisional ballot. You must provide any necessary information or documents to Board of Canvassers by close of business the day after Election Day. Otherwise, the board will use signature match to determine if your ballot will be counted.
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 you provide acceptable voter ID by the end of the day on the day after the election. Otherwise, signature matching will determine if your ballot will be counted.