Voting

How the Election Works

January is the time of year when the teens of Rhode Island get a chance to vote for the book they think is the best book they have read from a list selected by teachers, public librarians, and school library media specialists.

Where can our teens vote? Well, they can do it in their schools and local public libraries. Interested schools and libraries can find an official ballot under Official Election Ballot, to download and print.  Ballots can be accepted by the participating schools and libraries from January 24-February 28. Voting results should be submitted through our webform at tinyurl.com/RITBAvote22 by Wednesday, March 2, 2022. 

Due to the pandemic and supply chains, we are unsure whether or not we will be able to offer free books as prizes and incentives for both teen voters and voting stations in public and school libraries across Rhode Island. For updated information, click here for Voting Incentives.