What are the requirements to be eligible to vote in Rhode Island state and local elections?

In order to vote under Rhode Island law, you must be a U.S. citizen, at least eighteen (18) years of age, and a resident of Rhode Island. You cannot vote if you have been convicted of a felony, unless you have completed your sentence for that conviction, and have requested that your voting rights be restored. You also cannot vote if a court has declared you to be mentally incapable.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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