2018 RHODE ISLAND ELECTION CALENDAR AND HOW TO RUN FOR OFFICE GUIDE HAVE BEEN RELEASED
The 2018 Statewide Primaries will be held on Wednesday, September 12, 2018.
The 2018 General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.
For a list of important dates in conjunction with the elections, please refer to the Secretary of State's Rhode Island Election Calendar: 2018 RI Election Calendar
Interested in running for office? Find important dates and requirements here: 2018 Run For Office Guide
DECLARATION OF CANDIDACY PERIOD June 25-27, 2018
Individuals interested in running for office should complete the Declaration of Candidacy in its entirety and return it to their local Board of Canvassers no later than June 27 at 4:00 PM. Please note the forms cannot be accepted until 8:30 AM on Monday June 25.
Candidates for federal and statewide offices must file their declaration of candidacy with the Secretary of State's Office, not their local board.
INFORMATION FOR MILITARY AND OVERSEAS VOTERS
Absent service members, and their eligible family members, as well as citizens residing overseas may be eligible to vote using the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). To determine your eligibility or obtain additional information please visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program's Voter Assistance Guide at: https://www.fvap.gov/guide