Sign the petition: Let RI Vote

RI State Legislators

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Rhode Islanders were offered a choice of how to cast their ballot in 2020 and they responded in record numbers. We need to make those choices permanent so no eligible Rhode Islander is denied their right to vote. That’s why together we have launched the Let RI Vote campaign to expand voting rights in the Ocean State.

Because of the pandemic, in 2020 mail ballots were temporarily made more accessible to Rhode Island voters, resulting in a dramatic increase in their use. Now, unless we act to continue these reforms, it will be far harder for voters like you to cast a mail ballot moving forward. The Let RI Vote campaign wants you to have the choice of voting by mail available for all future elections.

The General Assembly also expanded access to early, in-person voting in 2020 and voters responded by taking advantage of that new opportunity. But not all communities made early voting convenient by offering weekend hours. Rhode Island can’t afford inequities in our elections by making your ability to vote early dependent on your zip code. That’s why we need to guarantee early voting statewide—including on weekends.

Finally, Rhode Islanders shouldn’t just settle for having expanded access to mail ballots and early voting, reforms that most voters in the country have had for decades. Let RI Vote knows we can do even better by adopting Same Day Registration, a proven reform that is already the law in two-thirds of New England. States that have adopted Same Day Registration have an average turnout five percent higher than other states.

Most importantly, all of these reforms can be implemented securely, so that you can feel sure about casting your ballot privately, and with the confidence that your vote will be counted, and counted accurately.

It’s time to include more people in our democracy, and ensure that the results of our elections truly reflect the will of the people. Make your voice heard in support of expanding voting rights in Rhode Island today!

Sign the petition to the General Assembly: Let RI Vote!

Participating Organizations:

ACLU of Rhode Island
ARISE
Brown Votes
CaneiWalk
Clean Water Action Rhode Island
Common Cause Rhode Island
Every Vote Counts Brown
Formerly Incarcerated Union
Housing Network Rhode Island
Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University
League of Women Voters of Rhode Island
NAACP Providence Branch
National Council of Jewish Women of Rhode Island
National Vote at Home Institute
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England
Represent US
Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence
Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless
Rhode Island College Democrats
Rhode Island Democratic Women’s Caucus
Rhode Island Developmental Disabilities Council
Rhode Island Human Rights Commission
Rhode Island Latino PAC
Rhode Island Working Families Party
The Women’s Fund Rhode Island
The Womxn Project
UAW, Section 9
Women's Fund of Rhode Island
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Providence, RI

To: RI State Legislators
From: [Your Name]

I’m calling on you to support Let RI Vote: pass the voting reforms (H 6003, H 5983 and S 516) that will ensure access for thousands of voters while protecting the integrity of our election system.

In 2020, changes due to COVID made mail ballots and early voting far more accessible to Rhode Island voters, resulting in a dramatic increase in their use. Let’s continue these improvements beyond 2020:

Voters should have the choice of voting by mail available for all future elections.
Voters statewide should also be able to count on early voting in the weeks before our elections, including on weekends.
We should join our neighbors in New England and offer same-day registration.

The results from 2020 are clear: offering more options for voting increases voter participation while maintaining election integrity. Please pass the legislation supported by the Let RI Vote campaign: let's ensure every eligible Rhode Islander has the freedom to vote, and that the results of our elections truly reflect the will of the people.