How to Register to Vote in Newport
In honor of National Voter Registration Day, we’re giving you all the information you need on how and where to register to vote.
If you haven’t yet registered to vote, head over to Newport City Hall and get it off your to-do list.
Today is National Voter Registration Day, and thousands of local, state and national organizations have mobilized to make sure millions of people don’t miss the chance to cast their vote in this year’s elections.
Six million people didn’t vote in the 2008 elections because they either did not know how to register or because they missed the voter registration deadline.
The voter registration deadline for Rhode Island is Oct. 7. Mail ballots may be requested up to Oct. 16.
Here’s information on how you can register in time for the Nov. 6 elections:
- Fill out a voter registration form in person at the local Board of Canvassers office, located in the bottom floor of Johnston Town Hall, 1385 Hartford Ave.
- Download a Rhode Island voter registration form from the Rhode Island Secretary of State's Regsitration page.
- Complete a mail ballot — click here to see if you're eligible to vote by mail.
And don't forget — this year, all voters are required to show valid photo ID at the polls. Be sure to review