How can I register to vote as a military or overseas voter? Fill out and return the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to your local election office. This form allows you to register to vote and identifies you as a voter covered by *UOCAVA* (Federal law providing special protections). What is my voting residence? The place you consider your true, fixed and permanent home. Do I need to claim a political party to vote in primary elections? Yes. If you do not select a party, you can still vote in a general election, but not in a primary election. How can I submit my FPCA? You may mail or fax your FPCA directly to your local election official. Addresses can be found at the end of this section. How often must I submit my FPCA? Every two years. If I am currently registered to vote, how may I request an absentee ballot? You may request an absentee ballot by filling out the FPCA. You may mail or fax your FPCA directly to your local election official. Addresses can be found at the end of this section. How can I return my voted ballot or Federal Write-In Ballot (FWAB)? You must return your voted ballot or FWAB by mail. You may only return your voted ballot by fax if you received it by fax. What must I do to use the FWAB and can I use the FWAB to vote in State and local elections? You may use a FWAB any time if you have previously requested your absentee ballot. A FWAB may be used in all general, primary and special elections for Federal, State or local offices. I am an American citizen, but I have never lived in the U.S., can I register to vote in this State? Yes, if a parent is a qualified Rhode Island voter. Will I need a notary or witness for my FPCA or FWAB? No. Where can I find information about the candidates and/or other items that will be on my ballot? Please visit [www.sos.ri.gov/vic/] (http://www.sos.ri.gov/vic/). 2014-09-09T00:00:00.000 State Primary 2014-11-04T05:00:00.000 Not required State Primary Registration Not required General Election Registration 2014-08-19T00:00:00.000 State Primary Ballot Request 2014-10-14T00:00:00.000 General Election Ballot Request 2014-09-09T20:00:00.000 State Primary Ballot Return 2014-11-04T21:00:00.000 General Election Ballot Return Registration is not required. You must still complete the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to request an absentee ballot. The form requests absentee ballots for all Federal, State and local elections held through the next regularly scheduled general election. Select the category that describes you. To vote in primary elections, you must enter your political party affiliation. If you want to change your political party affiliation, submit a completed FPCA indicating your new party preference to the local election official on or before the 90th day before the primary election. Political party affiliation is not required if only requesting absentee ballots for general elections. Name (Last, First, Middle). Date of Birth<br/><br/>Enter your valid Rhode Island Driver's License number, the last four digits of your Social Security number, OR your State voter registration number. Recommended but not required. Provide your contact information to allow your city or town elections official to follow up if more information is required. Rhode Island allows you to receive your absentee ballot by mail, fax or electronically via download from a secure website. In order to receive your ballot by fax, you must fax your FPCA to the Secretary of State. Please rank your preference of how you would like to receive your absentee ballot. Provide your fax number in Block 5. If you do not make a selection, then the Secretary of State will mail your ballot to you. Complete street address of your Rhode Island voting residence. A post office box is not sufficient. If your address includes a rural route, describe its location in Block 9. This address must be within the city or town where you claim legal voting residence. Complete address where you want your ballot sent, usually where you live now. Provide any information that may assist the city or town elections official in accepting this application. Sign and date. No witness or notary required. Rhode Island allows you to submit the FPCA by mail or fax. If you choose to mail your FPCA, mail the form directly to your local election office. Addresses can be found at the end of this section. If you choose to fax your FPCA, fax the form directly to the Secretary of State at 401-222-1444. You may also use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service to fax your FPCA toll-free. To use the Electronic Transmission Service, use the cover sheet available in Chapter 1 or at [FVAP.gov] (http://www.fvap.gov), and fax to: (703) 693-5527, DSN 223-5527, or toll-free from the U.S., Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands to 1-800-368-8683. International toll-free numbers can be found on the inside back cover or at [FVAP.gov] (http://www.fvap.gov). To find out the status of your registration/absentee ballot request, contact your local election official or refer to Rhode Island's voter registration verification website at [http://www.sos.ri.gov/vic/] (http://www.sos.ri.gov/vic/). If the person is a U.S. citizen and has never lived in the U.S. but has a parent who is a qualified Rhode Island elector, this person will be eligible to register and vote in Federal elections only. Rhode Island allows you to use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) for voting in primary, special and general elections for local, State and Federal offices. If you have previously requested your absentee ballot, you may use the FWAB to vote any time before an election. Rhode Island does not require voter registration. Do not check the regsitration block. Select the category that describes you. Name (Last, First, Middle) Date of Birth<br/><br/>Enter your valid Rhode Island Driver's License number, the last four digits of your Social Security number, OR your State voter registration number. Recommended but not required. Provide your contact information to allow your local election official to follow up if more information is required. Enter your political party affiliation for voting in Presidential primary elections or write "none" if you wish to only vote in general elections. Complete street address of your Rhode Island voting residence. A post office box is not sufficient. If your address includes a rural route, describe its location in Block 9. This address must be within the city or town where you claim legal voting residence. Enter your current mailing address. Provide any information that may assist the local election official in accepting this ballot or application. Sign and date. No witness or notary required. Vote for any Federal, State or local office in a primary, special or general election. To find out the races and candidates for which you can vote, go to [www.sos.ri.gov/vic/] (https://www.sos.ri.gov/vic/). For each office for which you vote, write in either a candidate's name or a political party designation. Once the ballot is complete, fold and place it in the security envelope and seal. Place only the voted ballot in the security envelope and do not write on the security envelope. The deadlines for submitting the FWAB are the same as for State absentee ballots. If you receive the State ballot after submitting the voted FWAB, you may also vote and return the State ballot. If both ballots are received by the deadline, only the State ballot will be counted. Rhode Island allows you to submit the FWAB by mail (or fax if you faxed your FPCA for ballot request). If you choose to mail your FWAB, insert the sealed security envelope and the Voter's Declaration/Affirmation into the mailing envelope and mail it directly to: State Board of Elections 50 Branch Avenue Providence, RI 02904 If you choose to fax your FWAB, fax the ballot directly to the State Board at 401-222-3135. Include ballot, voter affirmation, and cover sheet with secrecy waiver. You may also use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service to fax your FWAB toll-free. To use the Electronic Transmission Service, use the cover sheet available in Chapter 1 or at [FVAP.gov] (http://www.fvap.gov), and fax to: (703) 693-5527, DSN 223-5527, or toll-free from the U.S.,Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands to 1-800-368-8683. International toll-free numbers can be found on the inside back cover or at [FVAP.gov] (http://www.fvap.gov). > ***Voted ballots must be received by the State Board of Elections by 8 pm ET on Election Day.*** No witness or notary is required on the certification envelope used for the return of voted ballots. You may return the voted ballot by mail (or by fax only if you received your ballot by fax). If returning your ballot by fax, use the FPCA fax instructions under "How and Where to Submit Your FPCA." Overseas Uniformed Service members should request to have the Prepaid Mail Label 11-DOD applied to their ballot materials at Military Postal Office locations (APO/FPO). This label provides free express mail service to your local election official for voted ballots mailed on or before the general election date. You retain a portion of the label for tracking your ballot through the U.S. Postal Service. If you have not received your ballot, you may go to [www.sos.ri.gov/vic] (https://www.sos.ri.gov/vic) to download the official ballot and all necessary voting materials to vote either by mail or fax. You may track the status of your ballot at [www.sos.ri.gov/vic] (https://www.sos.ri.gov/vic). City 401 247-3765 ljames@barrington.ri.gov Barrington Town Hall Barrington RI 02806-2406 City 401-253-2647 lpcirillo@bristolri.us Bristol Town Hall Bristol RI 02809-2234 City 401 568-0490 lphaneuf@burrillville.org Burrillville Town Hall Burrillville RI 02830-1403 City 401 724-2031 boc@centralfallsri.us Central Falls City Hall Central Falls RI 02863-2835 City 401 364-1238 clerk@charlestownri.org Charlestown Town Hall Charlestown RI 02813-3454 City 401 822-9132 landerson@town.coventry.ri.us Coventry Town Hall Coventry RI 02816-8909 City 401 780-3125 tbucci@CranstonRI.org Cranston City Hall Cranston RI 02910-2786 City 401 724-1103 sgiovanelli@cumberlandri.org Cumberland Town Hall Cumberland RI 02864-8388 City 401 886-8625 evespia@eastgreenwichri.com East Greenwich Town Hall East Greenwich RI 02818-0111 City 401 435-1909 mcallahan@cityofeastprov.com East Providence City Hall East Providence RI 02914-4530 City 401 295-1248 canvassers@town.exeter.ri.us Exeter Town Hall Exeter RI 02822-2447 City 401 702-5010 clsholly@townoffoster.com Foster Town Hall Foster RI 02825-1226 City 401 568-5850 jeanfecteau@glocesterri.org Glocester Town Hall Gloster RI 02814-0702 City 401 377-7788 deptownclerk@hopkintonri.org Hopkinton Town Hall Hopkinton RI 02833-1142 City 401 423-7230 kmontoya@jamestownri.net Jamestown Town Hall Jamestown RI 02835-1149 City 401 553-8862 larusso@johnston-ri.us Johnston Town Hall Johnston RI 02919-7192 City 401 333-3648 kallen@lincolnri.org Lincoln Town Hall, PO Box 100 Lincoln RI 02865-1332 City 401 635-2470 cwordell@tlcri.com Little Compton Town Hall Little Compton RI 02837-0226 City 401 845-0406 wmarshall@middletownri.com Middletown Town Hall Middletown RI 02842-5267 City 401 783-9637 airons@muni.ri.net Narragansett Town Hall Narragansett RI 02882-3612 City 401 466-3219 townclerk@new-shoreham.com New Shoreham Town Hall New Shoreham RI 02807-0220 City 401 848-5750 roneill@cityofnewport.com Newport City Hall Newport RI 02840-2746 City 401-294-2437 jalywood@northkingstown.org North Kingstown Town Hall North Kingstown RI 02852-5767 City 401-719-1609 bocdirector@northprovidenceri.gov North Providence Town Hall North Providence RI 02911-1740 City 401 356-4057 dtodd@nsmithfieldri.org North Smithfield Municipal Annex North Smithfield RI 02896-7227 City 401 729-9499 kmcgill@pawtucketri.com Pawtucket City Hall Pawtucket RI 02860-2129 City 401 683-2107 mpencak@portsmouthri.com Portsmouth Town Hall Portsmouth RI 02871-2168 City 401 421-9397 kplacencia@providenceri.com Providence City Hall Providence RI 02903-1738 City 401 539-1089 townclerk@richmondri.com Richmond Town Hall Wyoming RI 02898-1247 City 401 647-7220 Scitclerk@aol.com Scituate Town Hall North Scituate RI 02857-1906 City 401 232-7244 dady@smithfieldri.com Smithfield Town Hall Smithfield RI 02917-3224 City 401 788-9792 canvassing@southkingstownri.com South Kingstown Town Hall South Kingstown RI 02879-3140 City 401 625-6705 townclerk@townoftivertonri.com Tiverton Town Hall Tiverton RI 02878-4401 City 401 245-7421 ssperoni@townofwarren-ri.gov Warren Town Hall Warren RI 02885-4369 City 401 732-3439 boc@warwickri.com Warwick City Hall Warwick RI 02886-7145 City 401 392-3805 efliese@wgtownri.org West Greenwich Town Hall West Greenwich RI 02817-2155 City 401 822-9266 jclark@westwarwickri.org West Warwick Town Hall West Warwick RI 02893-4893 City 401 348-2571 brayman@westerly.org Westerly Town Hall Westerly RI 02891-1888 City 401 767-9226 ecorriveau@woonsocketri.org Woonsocket City Hall Woonsocket RI 02895-4330