Voter ID Information

The Rhode Island Democratic Party believes all citizens should exercise their right to vote and we work hard to make sure this process is accessible, fair, equitable, and accountable. As of January 2014, voters are required to present photo documentation for proof of identity upon arrival at the polls. 


Acceptable forms of photo ID include:
  • Rhode Island driver’s license;
  • Rhode Island voter identification card (
  • United States passport;
  • Identification card issued by a United States educational institution;
  • United States military identification card;
  • Identification card issued by the United States or the State of Rhode Island like a RIPTA bus pass;
  • Government issued medical card
  • Employee ID card
  • ID card provided by a commercial establishment
  • Credit or debit card
  • Health club ID card
  • Insurance plan ID card
  • Public housing ID card
No eligible voter will be turned away at the polls. Voters who do not bring an acceptable ID to their polling place can vote using a standard Provisional Ballot. The ballot will be counted if the signature they give at their polling place matches the signature on their voter registration. Mail ballots do not require an ID.


Acceptable forms of non-photo IDs:

The ID must include your name and address as it appears in the poll book and be dated since Nov. 2, 2010, unless the document is intended to be of a permanent nature such as a birth certificate, Social Security card or a government issued medical card, then only your name is required. The IDs include:

  • Birth certificate
  • Social security card
  • Government-issued medical card
  • Utility bill
  • Bank statement
  • Document issued by a government agency
  • Lease or rental statement
  • Student ID
  • Tuition statement or bill
  • Insurance plan card

To register either email us your name and address here and we will send you a registration card or you can print one out below: