2022 Rhode Island primary election voter’s guide

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — With the 2022 Rhode Island primary election around the corner, ABC 6 News wants to help you be prepared to cast your vote.

The state primary allows Rhode Islanders to choose nominees from both the Republican and Democratic parties in races ranging from the governor, to local offices and representatives, to the Ocean State’s 2nd Congressional District seat, which will be open after Rep. Jim Langevin announced he will not run for reelection.¬†

Primary election day falls on Sept. 13. this year. Rhode Islanders will be able to vote at polls in every city and town from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., except for New Shoreham where the polls are open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

WHERE TO VOTE

Anyone looking to find the closest poll to them can check here.

To vote in the 2022 primary elections, Rhode Island voters have to register to vote by Aug. 14. That can be done here.

PARTY DISAFFILIATION 

The disaffiliation deadline, or the last day voters can change the party’s primary that they’ll vote in, is Aug. 15.

EARLY VOTING

Residents that want to vote by mail have to apply for a mail-in ballot by Aug. 23. Voters that require a braille or tactile ballot have to apply for one by the same day.

There will be a window for early voting before primary election day. The early voting period will run from Aug. 24 to Sept. 12. Voters can visit their normal polling location during normal business hours in the early voting window to cast their vote.

DOCUMENTS NEEDED TO VOTE

Rhode Islanders that are looking to vote will need a valid ID to do so. A driver’s license, Passport, Rhode Island Voter ID card or any other kind of identification listed on the state’s website, will be accepted.

CANDIDATES RUNNING FOR GOVERNOR

PROVIDENCE MAYORAL CANDIDATES

*Mayor Jorge Elorza will not be running for re-election because of term-limits

2ND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT SEAT

*U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin¬†announced earlier this year that he won’t seek re-election to Congress

For more information on voting and primary elections, visit vote.sos.ri.gov.

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