There are 3 ways to vote:

1. Mail ballot

2. Early in-person voting

3. On Election Day

Election dates:



Democratic primary



General election


1. Mail ballot

The deadline for applying to vote by mail in the 9/13 Democratic primary is Tuesday 8/23/2022 at 4:00 pm. If you have not applied for a mail ballot by 8/23, then you must vote either early in-person at city hall, or at your polling location on election day.

Mail ballots will be sent to all voters who completed and returned their mail ballot application before the deadline. Once you complete your mail ballot, you can drop it off at city hall in a secure dropbox outside.


2. Early in-person voting

The next easiest way to vote early is by casting your vote at City Hall during the early in-person voting period. From August 24th - September 12th, you can vote at the Board of Canvassers located in City Hall during regular business hours.​

Providence Board of Canvassers
Providence City Hall

25 Dorrance Street

Providence, RI 02903

(401) 680-5000

3. On Election Day

If you are not registered to vote, you can register online. You will need:

  • Your Rhode Island DMV issued driver's license or State ID number

  • Your name as it appears on your Rhode Island driver's license or State ID card

  • Your date of birth

Alternatively, you may complete a paper form without your driver's license or State ID number.