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Early voting in Rhode Island

In Rhode Island, all registered voters are mailed a ballot request form. They can also vote early in-person.

Mail-in ballots requested326,175

54%
13%
33%
DEMGOPOther

+643% from 2016

20162020
43,927
326,175

Mail-in and early in-person ballots returned250,492

100%
Mail-in

+608% from 2016

20162020
35,391
250,492
Last updated Dec. 3. Party registration is publicly available in the state.Data provided by TargetSmart

Rhode Island Primary election results

Democratic Primary/ 26 Del.26 Delegates

Full Rhode Island Primary Results
  • DEM

    Joe BidenWinner

    76.7%

    79,728

    + 25 Delegates

  • DEM

    Bernie Sanders

    14.9%

    15,525

    + 1 Delegates

  • DEM

    Elizabeth Warren

    4.3%

    4,479

Republican Primary/ 19 Del.19 Delegates

Full Rhode Island Primary Results
  • REP

    Donald TrumpWinner

    87.1%

    19,176

    + 19 Delegates

  • REP

    Bill Weld

    5.5%

    1,214

  • REP

    Uncommitted

    4.9%

    1,069

How Rhode Island voted

In 2016, Hillary Clinton won the state with 55 percent of the vote, according to NBC News results, while Donald Trump received 40 percent. Considered a reliably blue state, Rhode Island has only voted for the Republican presidential candidate a handful of times in the last 100 years, most recently in 1984.

  • Democrat

    Hillary ClintonClintonWinner

    55.5%

    252,525

  • Republican

    Donald TrumpTrump

    39.7%

    180,543

  • Democrat

    Barack ObamaObamaWinner

    62.9%

    279,677

  • Republican

    Mitt RomneyRomney

    35.4%

    157,204

More to the story in Rhode Island 2020

The coronavirus pandemic and its devastating economic fallout are two major issues that have an impact on the election. NBC News is tracking and updating daily the number of coronavirus related deaths in each state and U.S. territory, as well as the jobless claims as reported weekly by the Department of Labor that counts how many people have filed for unemployment benefits.

U.S. ClaimsWeekly
change
60-day
trend
Monthly
change
3,690,000+1.01%
-0.99%
20,396+14.17%
+13.68%
Rhode Island Claims

The expected vote is the total number of votes that are expected in a given race once all votes are counted. This number is an estimate and is based on several different factors, including information on the number of votes cast early as well as information provided to our vote reporters on Election Day from county election officials. The figure can change as NBC News gathers new information.

Source: National Election Pool (NEP)