Bills have been introduced in both houses of the Rhode Island legislature to eliminate the straight-ticket device. They are H5072 and S44. Already a majority of members of the House are co-sponsoring the bill. The Governor and the Secretary of State also support the bill. Proponents of the bill have set up this web page to help pass the bill.
The web page name, masterlever.org, and the picture at the top of that page, hark back to the days when Rhode Island used mechanical voting machines. Actually, no state any longer uses those machines, but even though Rhode Island now uses paper ballots that are electronically counted, the state still has the straight-ticket device on those paper ballots.