Rhode Island elections, 2013
|On the 2013 ballot|
Exceptions include special elections.
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- See also: Absentee Voting
All voters are eligible to vote absentee in Rhode Island. There are no special eligibility requirements for voting absentee.
To vote absentee, an absentee ballot application must be received by the election office at least 21 days prior to the election. A returned absentee ballot must then be received by the elections office by 9pm on election day.
Military and overseas voting
For full details, visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program here.
- See also: Early voting
Rhode Island is one of seven states that does not have any form of early voting.
Elections Performance Index
Rhode Island ranked 23rd out of the 50 states and District of Columbia in the Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index (EPI), based on the 2010 elections. The EPI examines election administration performance assigning an average percentage score based on 17 indicators of election performance. The indicators were chosen within the framework of determining the convenience and integrity of each of the three administrative phases of an election: registration, voting and counting. Rhode Island received an overall score of 66%.