RI Secretary Nellie Gorbea tells Rhode Islanders to Vote from Home this week

If you completed a mail ballot application before the May 19 deadline and have not received your ballot contact the Rhode Island Department of Elections at 401-222-2340 or email elections@sos.ri.gov.
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PROVIDENCE, RI (WLNE) – Amid the COVID-19 pandemic Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea is reminding Rhode Islanders to vote from home this week ahead of the June 2 Presidential Primary.

A spokesperson for Gorbea says all voters who completed an application before the May 19 deadline should receive their ballots and a postage-paid return envelope in the mail by Wednesday. Voters can track the status of their mail ballot on the Secretary of State’s website. 

“Voting from home is the safe and secure way to make your voice heard during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Secretary Gorbea in a statement Tuesday. Before filling out your mail ballot, please read the instructions carefully. And don’t wait to drop your completed ballot in the mail! Be sure to return it immediately. Ballots must be received at the Board of Elections by 8 p.m. on June 2 in order to be counted.”

If you completed a mail ballot application before the May 19 deadline and have not received your ballot contact the Rhode Island Department of Elections at 401-222-2340 or email elections@sos.ri.gov.

Gorbea’s spokesperson says voters who missed the mail ballot application deadline may still vote early with an Emergency Mail Ballot. Contact your local board of canvassers to learn how.

Fewer polling places will be open on Primary Day due to COVID-19. Gorbea says voters wishing to vote in person should confirm their polling place location and be prepared to follow social distancing best practices.

If you’re a Rhode Island voter and want to learn more about the state’s predominantly mail ballot Presidential Primary visit the Secretary of State’s online guide.

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