State Government Press Releases

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03/15/2016
"Today, the Rhode Island Senate voted to approve the Online Voter Registration Bill (S.2513). This legislation will make it easier for citizens to register to vote and update their voter information by allowing them to do so online. I thank Senate President Teresa Paiva-Weed, the bill's sponsors,...
03/15/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI - Before Rhode Islanders go to the polls on April 26 for the Presidential Preference Primary, Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea will be hosting a number of voter outreach events aimed at increasing awareness and voter participation. The event will provide an opportunity for...
03/11/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI - Through the use of equipment provided by the state lottery, Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea announced the order in which candidates will appear on the ballot for the April 26 Presidential Preference Primary. After being selected for first draw, Republican Presidential...
03/07/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea today announced that 166 Rhode Islanders gathered the required signatures to qualify to run as presidential delegates in the state's April 26 Presidential Preference Primary (PPP). This number is higher than the 119 delegates who qualified in...
02/26/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea today announced that nearly 190 Rhode Islanders have filed to run for presidential delegate in the state's April 26 presidential preference primary. (See attached spreadsheet.) This number is higher than the 135 delegates filed in 2012, but...
02/17/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea today announced the 16 presidential candidates who have qualified for the April 26th Rhode Island Presidential Preference Primary. Those candidates are: Hillary Clinton (D), Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente (D), Bernie Sanders (D), Mark Stewart (D)
02/09/2016
"Today, the House of Representatives voted to approve the Online Voter Registration Bill. This legislation will make it easier for citizens to register to vote and update their voter information by allowing them to do so online. I thank Speaker Mattiello, the bill's sponsors, Representatives...
01/28/2016
Secretary Gorbea holds rededication ceremony for the State House Charter Museum. Providence, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea celebrated the rededication of the State House Charter Museum. Over 50 members from the community including elected officials and history enthusiasts attended a...
01/26/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea today announced the launch of a redesigned Department of State website (www.sos.ri.gov). The new website, created entirely through in-house efforts, offers a straightforward interface that will make it easier for Rhode Islanders to quickly...
01/25/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI A total of 19 candidates have filed the required statement of intent form with the Department of State as a first step towards appearing on the ballot in the Presidential Preference Primary scheduled for April 26th. The deadline for filing a statement of intent was today at noon.