In a democracy, voting is not just a right—it is a responsibility. If you have been convicted of a felony and are still in prison, you are not eligible to vote. However, once out of prison, you can restore your right to vote by submitting a new voter registration form.
In Rhode Island, you will automatically be registered to vote if you go to the DMV to apply for a state ID or drivers’ license. You can also find and submit the registration application form online at the state Voter Information Center https://vote.sos.ri.gov or go in person to your local board of elections in the community where you live. To find the address of your local board of elections go to http://www.elections.ri.gov/canvassers/ You will need either a state ID or drivers’ license to register to vote.
Election Day is the first Tuesday in November. Check calendar for primary day. It’s easy to feel discouraged about politics but there is too much at stake, so get out there and vote!