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If you are affiliated with a specific political party, you may only vote in that party’s primary. Unaffiliated, or independent, voters can vote in any party primary but, by casting a vote in a party primary, you automatically become affiliated with that party.
If you vote by mail ballot and want to return to an unaffiliated status, you may do so by updating your record here and changing your party. You can also complete a new paper voter registration form or contact the board of canvassers. You will officially return to your unaffiliated status in 30 days.
If you vote at the polls and want to return to an unaffiliated status, you may request a “disaffiliation form” from poll workers and fill it out before leaving the polling place. You will officially return to your unaffiliated status in 30 days.
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You have the option of affiliating with any recognized political party when you register to vote or update your voter registration information. You can do this at any time, but it must be done at least 30 days before voting in a primary. If you do not choose a party affiliation, you will be an unaffiliated voter. Unaffiliated voters can vote in any party primary.
For Mail Ballot Application and information go to the RI Department of State, Secretary of State ,the State of Rhode Island Board of Elections, click link on Canvassers page or call 348-2503 for an application to be mailed.
Please visit the State of Rhode Island Board of Elections or the RI Department of State, Secretary of State or call 348-2503 for a registration form to be mailed.
The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP), provides step-by-step guidance on how a military/overseas voter can apply for and receive their mail ballot.