State Government Press Releases

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11/15/2017
PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea recognized three individuals and two institutions with the 2017 NASS Medallion Award at a ceremony held this afternoon at the State House. State Senator Erin Lynch Prata of Warwick; Aram Garabedian of Cranston; Shanna Wells of West Warwick; the...
10/20/2017
PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea today, in collaboration with the State Board of Elections, convened over 100 local elections and IT officials for a Cybersecurity Summit at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island. The three-hour forum highlighted national conversations...
09/28/2017
"We first received notice of Mr. Ken Block's complaint to the US Department of Justice at 10 a.m. this morning through the Providence Journal's reporting. His complaints are in response to changes in 2008 to the Board of Elections Rules and Regulations for voter registration. We have also been...
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...