Voter Registration in Rhode Island
Rhode Island traditionally rates as one of the top states in the nation for voter turnout. This lofty distinction can be attributed in part to its simple voter registration process. Registration forms can be collected from county election offices, the Department of Human Services, and your local Board of Canvassers. But, one of the most convenient means of registering to vote can be done while registering your car or applying for a license at any Division of Motor Vehicle (DMV) location.
Before completing a voter registration form, bear in mind that you must be a United States citizen, a Rhode Island resident, and at least 18 years old. Otherwise, you will not be allowed to participate in the voting.
If you meet all requirements, you must be registered 30 days in advance of the next election in order to participate. After registering with the DMV, you should receive notice in the mail of your voter status. If you do not receive a voter registration card within three weeks, contact your local Board of Canvassers.
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