The deadline to register to vote in Rhode Island’s presidential primary is Sunday March 27th . The deadline falls on Easter Sunday, but the state officials say there will be someone to accept registration forms at your local canvasser’s office.
Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea said voters must mail or hand-in their registration forms at their local board of canvassers by Sunday.
“If you’re already registered, you don’t need to re-register,” said Gorbea. “If you’ve moved, you should definitely change your address so it accurately reflects where you’re living.”
You can check whether or not you’re registered and find your local polling place at the Secretary of State’s website.
Gorbea said, additionally, voters must present a photo ID to cast a ballot.
“We will be going to communities throughout the state before the presidential preference primary so that people who don’t have any kind of photo ID as required by law are able to get a state-election photo ID,” said Gorbea.
State lawmakers have approved a measure to create online voter registration. If the Governor signs off, Gorbea says she hopes to have the system ready for the general election this fall.