250,492 absentee ballots were cast in Rhode Island’s 2020 election cycle. Overall 517,757 ballots were cast in the 2020 election, putting overall state turnout at about 63%. The state swung heavily for President Joe Biden, who won its 4 electoral votes with 59.4% of the popular vote. Rhode Island has consistently voted for Democrat presidential candidates since 1988.
Rhode Island has a bicameral legislature with 38 senators and 75 representatives. The legislature is in session annually from January to June, and Democrats have held the majority in both chambers for over 30 years. Rhode Island’s governor, Daniel McKee (R), is up for re-election in 2022.