How to vote for Bernie Sanders in Rhode Island

Register By

March 29 (Sunday)

Primary On

April 28 (Tuesday)

Rhode Island Primary: April 28, 2020

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Rhode Island Voter Information

Get Registered

Rhode Island has semi-closed primaries — Rhode Islanders must register as democrat or undeclared to vote for Bernie!

Register as a democrat or undeclared now!

You must be registered by March 29, 2020.

Not sure if you are registered, or what you're registered as? Check your current registration status online.

Go Vote!

Vote on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 from 7:00AM – 8:OOPM
12:00pm – 8:00pm – New Shoreham

Find your polling place here: https://vote.sos.ri.gov/ovr/#general-search

Check out the Official Rhode Island 2020 Elections Calendar here!

Check out another calendar here!

Id Requirement

All voters at the polls must present Photo ID.

More info on Voter ID requirements can be found here!

Voter Workplace Protection

No laws require companies to give workers time off to vote. But employers cannot put information in pay envelopes or post information designed to influence employees’ political actions.

College Students

If you are a college student not living in your home state, you can vote for Bernie in either your home state or in the state in which you are attending school!

Military/Overseas Voters

If you are a Military Voter or a US Citizen living abroad, you are able to request a ballot here to vote for Bernie.

Become a Delegate for Bernie

Willing to go the extra mile to help Bernie get elected? We need 2,373 Bernie supporters to become a Delegate, travel to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and cast their vote for Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention. Interested?

How to become a delegate in Rhode Island

Rhode Island has 30 delegates  

  • 14 district
  • 4 at large
  • 3 Pledged PLEOs
  • 9 Unpledged PLEOs

Superdelegates: Gov. Gina Raimondo, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Sen. Jack Reed, Jim Langevin, David Cicilline, Grace Diaz, Edna O’Neill Mattson, Joseph M. McNamara, Joseph R. Paolino Jr.

Important dates:

Primary: April 28, 2020

State Democratic Committee: May 17, 2020

National Convention delegation meeting: June 6, 2020

Rhode Island Delegate Selection Plan Draft

District Delegates (14)

  • District Delegates must file a statement of candidacy and circulate a petition to collect signatures to get on the April 28, 2020 Primary Ballot.
  • Make sure you are a registered Democrat
  • Determine the congressional district where you are registered
  • File Declaration of Candidacy, Statement of Candidacy and Pledge of Support for Bernie from February 26 at 4pm to February 27 at 4pm.
  • Forms are available the first week of February at the Rhode Island Secretary of State, Elections Division, 148 West River Street, Providence, RI 02904.
  • Forms must be hand delivered or mailed but it must be there on time.
  • After filing the Declaration of Candidacy the RI Secretary of State gives the candidate the Nominating Petition form
  • Collect 150 signatures from your congressional district.
  • Submit the Nominating Petition by March 1, 2020 at 4:00 pm to the local board of canvassers or the city or town where the signers are voters (I kid you not, that’s the process).
  • Eligible delegate candidates will be placed on the April 28, 2020 Primary Ballot.

At Large Delegates (2) At Large Alternate Delegates (2)

  • If you did not get elected as a District delegate you can try to become an At Large Delegate or an Alternate delegate.
  • File Statement of Request and Pledge of Support by April 29, 2020 to the Rhode Island Democratic Party at 200 Metro Center Boulevard, Warwick, RI 02886.
  • At-Large and At Large Alternate delegates are elected at an open meeting by the Rhode Island Democratic State Committee at on May 17, 2020.

PLEO Delegates (3)

You have to be eligible to be a PLEO delegate. PLEOs are eligible according to the following priority: big city mayors and state-wide elected officials (to be given equal consideration); state legislative leaders, state legislators, and other state, county and local elected officials and party leaders. Help Bernie by encouraging qualified Bernie supporting people to file to become PLEO delegates.

  • File Statement of Request and Pledge of Support by April 29, 2020 to the Rhode Island Democratic Party at 200 Metro Center Boulevard, Warwick, RI 02886.
  • PLEO delegates are elected at an open meeting by the Rhode Island Democratic State Committee at on May 17, 2020.

Standing Committee (3) and Delegation Chair

3 Standing Committee members (1 each on the Credentials, Platform and Rules committees) and the Delegation Chair are elected by a quorum of Rhode Island’s National Convention Delegates on June 6, 2020. You don’t have to be a delegate or alternate to be elected.

Convention Pages (2)

Convention Pages are selected by the State Democratic Chair before June 6, 2020.

If you have questions contact the Rhode Island Democratic Party.

More Information

If you have any questions about voting in Rhode Island you may contact your state official elections office or Democratic party.

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