Rhode Island

Rhode Island

You have no statewide Initiative & Referendum rights.


See the results of a poll on support for statewide initiative & referendum here.

Grade: D

Click here to view Rhode Island’s individual report in Of the People, By the People, For the People: A 2010 Report Card on Statewide Voter Initiative Rights.

State Balloting Process

How to bring the ballot initiative process to Rhode Island


By 1917, Rhode Island was one of only four states in the Union where
the state legislature had completely blocked initiative and referendum for
both the state and local governments… Read More

Ballot Qualifications & Schedule

There is currently no statewide initiative or referendum in Rhode Island. Join Citizens in Charge Foundation and volunteer to help organize your state.