Rhode Island Electoral SituationAbsentee ballots require an excuse: yes
Early voting: no
Felons: The State of Rhode Island prohibits felons currently on probation, in prison, or on parole from voting. Once an individual has completed their sentence, their right to vote is automatically restored.
ID Laws: First-time voters who register by mail and do not provide ID verification with registration application need: A copy of a current and valid photo identification; or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or government document that shows your name and address.
Mandatory poll worker/election official training: yes
Paper trail: no
Provisional ballot validity determined by jurisdiction of voter, not precinct: yes
Registration deadline: Register 30 days before the election. Exception: you can register on Election Day and vote for President and Vice President.
Uniform voting system: yes