PROVIDENCE, RI (WLNE) – With the 2022 Rhode Island primary election approaching, ABC 6 News wants to help you prepare to vote.
The state primary allows Rhode Islanders to choose candidates from the Republican and Democratic parties in races ranging from governor to local offices and representatives, to the seat of the Ocean State’s second congressional district, which will be opened after Rep. Jim Langevin announces he will. not stand for re-election.
Primary election day falls on September 13 this year. Rhode Islanders will be able to vote at the polls in all cities and towns from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., except for New Shoreham where polls are open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
WHERE TO VOTE
Anyone looking to find the poll closest to them can check here.
To vote in the 2022 primary election, voters in Rhode Island must register to vote by Aug. 14. It can be done here.
DISAFFILIATION FROM THE PARTY
The disaffiliation deadline, or the last day voters can change the party primary in which they will vote, is August 15.
Residents who wish to vote by mail must request an absentee ballot by August 23. Voters who require a Braille or tactile ballot must request one on the same day.
There will be a window for early voting before primary election day. The early voting period will run from August 24 to September 12. Voters can go to their regular polling place during regular office hours in the early voting window to cast their ballot.
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED TO VOTE
Rhode Islanders who wish to vote will need a valid ID to do so. A driver’s license, passport, Rhode Island voter ID card, or any other type of identification listed on the state’s website will be accepted.
CANDIDATES FOR THE CITY OF PROVIDENCE
*Mayor Jorge Elorza will not run again due to term limits
2ND CONGRESS DISTRICT SEAT
*U.S. Representative Jim Langevin announced earlier this year that he would not seek re-election to Congress
For more information on voting and primary elections, visit vote.sos.ri.gov.