Voter Registration Information

The easiest way to register to vote in Rhode Island is to do so by downloading the RI Voter Registration Application (Best way) from the State of Rhode Island Elections Division. For complete voter information including voting and elections, please visit the Rhode Island main election site.

You can also fill out the national voter registration form at the bottom of this page provided by as a free public service. (You will have to mail it in)

To register to vote in Rhode Island, you must be a United States citizen, a Rhode Island resident, and at least 16 years old (you must be 18 years old to actually vote on election day). If you meet all requirements, you must be registered 30 days in advance of the next election in order to vote.
Rhode Island
Instructions for National Form

Should I ever give out my social security number on line? No, you shouldn’t. In our on-line Voter Registration Section, some states such as Hawaii, Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Ohio, and New Mexico, may ask for your social security number to prevent fraudulent registration and voting.

At no time does need your Social Security number for any reason. In the states that request a social security number for processing, we have added a safety feature in the description “If you do not want to type in your Social Security number in this form for security reasons, you can leave it blank. When you print your form to mail, you will still have the option to write it in manually before you mail in your registration application if your state requires it. We recommend typing in just the first three numbers and writing the rest in by hand after printing.. The referenced states may need that information to process your application. If you have any questions about any fields, just point your curser at the question mark beside each field.