State Government Press Releases

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07/29/2015
First meeting to take place Thursday, July 30, at 4:00PM Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea has convened a Voting Equipment Task Force that will help inform the Department of State's process for researching and acquiring new voting equipment. The existing voting equipment has been in use since...
07/22/2015
"I am excited that the Rhode Island Department of State has been awarded a $35 thousand grant from the Knight Foundation's Knight Prototype Fund to explore new and innovative ways to increase voter participation among younger Rhode Islanders. The Rhode Island Department of State is dedicated to...
06/30/2015
Voters in North Smithfield will head to the polls on Tuesday, July 7, for a Special Election to fill a vacancy on the Town Council. On Thursday, July 2, Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea will host a voter outreach event in North Smithfield aimed at increasing awareness and voter participation.
06/17/2015
"Today, the House of Representatives voted, by an overwhelming majority, to approve the Voting and Elections Modernization Act. This legislation will make it easier for citizens to register to vote and update their voter information, and it will improve the accuracy and integrity of Rhode Island'...
06/10/2015
"I want to thank Chairman Keable and the members of the House Judiciary Committee for recommending passage of H 6051 Sub A, the Voting and Elections Modernization Act of 2015, yesterday. This legislation, sponsored by Representatives Regunberg, Handy, Keable, Blazejewski and Barros, empowers Rhode...
06/03/2015
Voters in House District 33, which includes parts of Narragansett and South Kingstown, will head to the polls on Tuesday, June 9, for a Special Election to elect a new State Representative. This Friday, June 5, Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea will host voter outreach events aimed at increasing...
05/20/2015
Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea has released the 2015-2016 Rhode Island Government Owner's Manual, a comprehensive publication that features information on local and state officials, and the state's Congressional delegation. The publication also includes our State Constitution and Charter, and...
05/13/2015
Providence, Rhode Island – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea today announced legislation that will strengthen, clarify and increase the transparency of Rhode Island's lobbying laws. Secretary Gorbea's comprehensive approach is contained in bills (H-6178, S-904) introduced on her behalf by...
05/12/2015
Providence, Rhode Island - Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea will announce legislation to strengthen, clarify and increase the transparency of Rhode Island's lobbying laws at a press conference tomorrow. Secretary Gorbea will also announce the Department of State's action on the administrative...
05/07/2015
Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea will honor 104 high school students representing more than 68 schools from across the state at an outdoor State House ceremony on Friday, May 8, at 5:30 PM. Secretary Gorbea will present the students with the 2015 Rhode Island Civic Leadership Award. The...