State Government Press Releases

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09/19/2017
PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea today appointed Melissa Husband as Deputy Secretary of State/Director of Administration. Husband steps into the position vacated by Melissa Long, recently confirmed as Superior Court Judge by the Rhode Island Senate. Husband joins the RI...
09/12/2017
"Today the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity met in New Hampshire. Part of their presentation included the erroneous claim that 30 percent of Rhode Island voters in 2016 are somehow illegitimate or not verified. This is a false characterization of eligible voters who are...
09/12/2017
"Today the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity met in New Hampshire. Part of their presentation included the erroneous claim that 30 percent of Rhode Island voters in 2016 are somehow illegitimate or not verified. This is a false characterization of eligible voters who are...
08/01/2017
PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea today celebrated the passage of Automatic Voter Registration during a State House Library ceremony where Governor Raimondo signed the bill into law. Gorbea championed the legislation sponsored by Representatives David Coughlin, Jr. and Raymond...
07/19/2017
PROVIDENCE, RI –Rhode Island is now the ninth state in the country to enact Automatic Voter Registration (AVR). Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea lauded Governor Gina Raimondo for signing AVR into law: "I promised Rhode Islanders that I would work to ensure that elections in our state are...
06/30/2017
"Our office has received two requests dated June 28, 2017 for voter registration information. One request is from the U.S. Department of Justice – Civil Rights Division asking for "information regarding the State's procedures for compliance with statewide voter registration list maintenance...
06/27/2017
PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea announced today key measures that will clean up Rhode Island's voter rolls. "When I ran for Secretary of State, I told Rhode Islanders that having clean voter lists was critical to preserving the integrity of our elections and ensure that...
06/27/2017
"Melissa Long is a devoted public servant who has decades of legal and administrative experience working to improve the lives of Rhode Islanders. I am grateful for her thoughtfulness and leadership as Deputy Secretary of State and know that our state will benefit from her temperament and deep...
06/09/2017
PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea today announced that 7 Rhode Islanders have filed to run for Senate District 13. They are: Michael Smith, Republican David Allard, Democrat Dawn Euer, Democrat John Florez, Democrat David Hanos Jr., Democrat Kimberly Ripoli, Independent ...
05/31/2017
"Today, the Rhode Island House of Representatives voted 74-0 to approve Automatic Voter Registration in Rhode Island (H.5702), a bill that will allow eligible citizens to be automatically registered to vote as they interact with the DMV. Automatic Voter Registration will help reduce the bloat in...