State Government Press Releases

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10/24/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI - Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is collaborating with the National Student/Parent Mock Election Program to hold mock Presidential Elections at schools across Rhode Island in an effort to educate youth about this important civic duty. Students have the opportunity to cast a...
10/06/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding Rhode Islanders that they have until Sunday, October 9 to register to vote for the November 8 general election. "The easiest way to register or update your registration is to go to vote.ri.gov and use our online portal,"...
09/29/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea has released a newly designed Voter Information Handbook to help prepare Rhode Island voters for the November 8 General Election. The 2016 edition includes information on the elimination of straight party voting; illustrations of voting...
09/01/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding Rhode Island voters to be prepared for the state primaries scheduled for Tuesday, September 13. Voters should use the Department of State's Voter Information Center (VIC) at vote.ri.gov to find...
08/11/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI Eligible Rhode Islanders who have not registered to vote yet will receive a postcard this week from Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea urging them to register so they can vote in elections this fall. The postcards provide information to Rhode Islanders on how to check their voter...
08/03/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea will give voters a test drive of their new voting machines in a series of voter outreach events throughout Rhode Island. Voters across the state will cast their votes with the new voting equipment starting with the September 13 Primary election....
07/21/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI - At a press conference in the State House Library today, Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea demonstrated the state's new voting systems to Governor Raimondo, legislative leaders, elections officials and community representatives. "Voting equipment is Democracy's infrastructure.
07/06/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea today celebrated the passage of the 2016 Lobby Reform Act during a State House Library ceremony where Governor Raimondo signed the bill into law. Gorbea championed the legislation, introduced by Representative Jacquard and Senator Lynch Prata,...
07/01/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI Have you ever seen a copy of the Declaration of Independence in person? Do you know what George Washington's handwriting looks like? In 1776, the fight for independence and the birth of our nation forever changed the international landscape. Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea...
06/21/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI - Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding those looking to run for office in the State of Rhode Island that they must officially file a Declaration of Candidacy form on June 27, 28 or 29 in order to become eligible to appear on this year's ballot. Along with this year's...