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Friday, October 7, 2016

Deadline to register to vote is Sunday, October 9

If you don't register and don't vote, don't complain out the outcome

Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding Rhode Islanders that they have until 11:59 p.m. Sunday, October 9 to register to vote online for the November 8 general election.

"The easiest way to register or update your registration is to go to and use our online portal," Secretary Gorbea said. "I want to make sure every eligible Rhode Islander has registered prior to Sunday's deadline. Be a Voter and make your opinion count through your vote."

Rhode Islanders can easily register or change their address using the online voter registration portal located at or in Spanish at

The deadline to apply for a mail-in (absentee) ballot is October 18.
Since its launch in August, over 11,500 Rhode Islanders have gone online to register or change their address.
If you cannot access, every city and town has made arrangements for residents to register or change their address using a paper form on Sunday, October 9.

The Department of State's Elections Division at 148 W. River Street in Providence will also be open on Sunday until 4 p.m. to accept voter registration forms in person.

For more information about this year's elections, visit or call (401) 222-2340.