COVID-19 is impacting EVERYTHING these days –
Please note that RI’s Presidential Preference Primary will now take place on
June 2, 2020
, and will be conducted as a predominantly mail ballot primary.
This means that
the State will mail Applications for Mail Ballot to every
so that voters can vote by mail instead of voting in person at the polls.
You must return your Mail Ballot Application in order to receive a Ballot by mail.
The postage will be pre-paid by the State.
There will be a limited number of polling places open on June 2, 2020, with accessible voting systems.
All voters who are able to vote by mail are encouraged to do so.
The Presidential Preference Primary is when party voters (Democrat and Republican) chose the candidate they wish to represent their party in the November General Election and voters choose delegates to the presidential nominating convention.
Under Rhode Island law,
- Registered Democrat voters can only vote in the Democrat primary
- Registered Republican voters can only vote in the Republican primary
- Unaffiliated voters can choose which primary they would like to vote in