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Limited Ballot

Limited Ballot Overview

Rhode Island General Law 17-9.1-16 allows an individual who has moved and did not update their address with the Board of Canvassers by the deadline to register to be eligible for a Limited Ballot in some cases.

Guidelines for Voter Affirmation

If you moved to your current residence less than 30 days before the election you are eligible to vote at your previous assigned polling place in in your current city/town of registration, or at your assigned polling place in your previous City/Town of registration if you moved here from another City/Town. See the Secretary of State's Web site to locate your previous polling place.

If you moved 30 days or more before, but less than 6 months, before the election from your previous City/Town of registration, you are eligible to vote a Limited Ballot at the Board of Canvassers of your previous City/Town of registration.

If you moved more than 30 days, and more than 6 months, before the election from your previous City/Town of registration you are only eligible to vote for President/Vice-President. See our Voting For President/Vice-President Only Section.

This information is also summarized in the Voter's Guide to Affirmation Chart (PDF Document).