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Limited Ballot

Change of Address

Voters who moved before the election but do not update their address with the Board of Canvassers are in some cased eligible to update their address at the polling place and cast a regular ballot.

Limited Ballot Overview

Rhode Island General Law 17-9.1-16 allows an individual who has moved from one city/town to another city/town 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 a voter updating their address at the polling place

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. You will need to complete a pink Voter Affirmation Form at the 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, if this is a Presidential election year. See our Voting For President/Vice-President Only Section.

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