RISD buildings along downtown riverwalk, with Providence’s Point Street bridge in far background

Become part of RISD’s voting community—#risdvotes

At RISD we encourage students, faculty, staff and alumni to participate in the democratic process. This includes voting in elections. RISD Votes is a nonpartisan, institution-wide effort to educate, facilitate voter registration and get our community out to vote in local, state and national elections.

How to vote

Partner with us

If you or your student organization want to participate in the CCP’s nonpartisan voter engagement and education initiatives, email us at community@risd.edu.

Get in touch

Important 2022 voting milestones

  • US state primaries and caucuses—May–August (go to How To Vote to check specific dates for your state)
  • Rhode Island primaries—September 13
  • Constitution Day—September 17
  • National Voter Registration Day—September 22
  • Request your Ballot Day—October 18
  • Last day to register to vote in many states—October 18 
  • Last day to request an absentee ballot in many states—October 18
  • Last day to register to vote by mail in Rhode Island—October 18
  • National Vote Early Day/Submit your Ballot Day—October 28
  • Recommended deadline to submit your ballot—October 28
  • Election Day—November 8