Voter Registration

Voting is fundamental to our democracy. Unfortunately, and all too often, the importance of this single act is ignored, especially by our youth. It is imperative to engage the next generation in the civic process, and colleges and universities play a critical role in promoting and supporting participation in the electoral process. Higher education has a responsibility to prepare students to become engaged participants in our democracy, and that includes, most importantly, to exercise the right and duty to register and to vote.

The Higher Education Amendment of 1998 requires all universities, including Providence College, to provide students with the opportunity to register to vote and access voter information.

For Rhode Island Residents:

Rhode Island residents can go to as their one-stop shop for election information (including voter registration, updating voter information, finding local polling locations, previewing sample ballots, etc.).

There are three ways to vote in Rhode Island.

  1. Vote with a mail ballot.
  2. Vote early before election day.
  3. Vote at the polls on election day

For Out of State Residents

Please click the links below for information on The National Voter Registration Act and the Voter Registration Form.