Before you vote Tuesday, you'll need to show identification. Tuesday's presidential primary is the first state-wide test of the new I.D. system.
Many people might not know you could use a bus pass, apartment lease, or even your health club I.D. card to be able to vote. Beginning Tuesday, poll workers will be asking for a driver's license or other form of identification to cast a vote.
"It's not a bad idea," said Christine Chiacu-Forsythe, "But I'm not sure why we're doing it."
"I don't think it has to be a picture I.D. yet, right," said Lila Neel.
That's right. You won't need a picture I.D. until 2014, but those are still okay to use Tuesday, Like a passport, RIPTA bus pass or public housing card. You can also bring a non-picture I.D. like a birth certificate, utility bill, or bank statement.
"I always have my license, so I would have that," said Chiacu-Forsythe, "I'm a driver, so I would have my license."
Even if every voter is prepared with their I.D., the Rhode Island republicans don't think a lot of people will show up to vote. They're only expecting two percent of registered voters to come out.
"A few weeks ago, we were expecting about 40-thousand people would vote in the republican primary when it was a highly contested race," said Dave Talan of the Rhode Island Republicans, "And now a lot of people have the perception their vote doesn't matter, it's going to probably knock it down to the core 15-thousand people."
If you don't have the right documents, that's okay too. You'll just have to cast a provisional ballot officials will check into later. Most polling places open at seven in the morning and close at eight at night.