State Government Press Releases

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02/05/2015
150 years ago this April, the Confederate army surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant in Virginia signaling the end of the Civil War and the start of a new chapter in our nation's collective identity. A new exhibit at the Rhode Island State Archives commemorates the 150th anniversary of the end of the...
02/03/2015
Voters in Central Falls' fifth City Council ward will participate in a non-partisan primary this Thursday, February 5, and Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea urges all eligible voters to vote. "I am committed to ensuring that every Rhode Islander who is eligible to vote has every opportunity...
02/02/2015
Two Voter ID Card events scheduled for today in Central Falls have been cancelled. The events, scheduled to take place at 10AM at Wilfred Manor, 466 Hunt Street, and at 1:30PM at Progreso Latino, 626 Broad Street, will be rescheduled at a later date. For more information visit sos.ri.gov/...
01/28/2015
Voters in Central Falls will go to the polls in February to elect two new city council members. Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is providing several opportunities for voters in that city who do not currently have a valid photo ID to obtain a FREE Voter ID Card provided by the Department of...
01/20/2015
"I was saddened to learn of Sister Ann Keefe's passing. Sister Ann was an inspiration to me. She was a community builder. A public servant and a leader who challenged us to care for others as our own. She contributed immensely to improving the lives of all Rhode Islanders. I am grateful for her...
12/18/2014
Mollis' action brings Hearing Process to a close with "statutory maximum fine permitted in this matter" Providence, RI – Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis, today, sent a letter to Hearing Officer (Attorney) Louis DeSimone adopting Mr. DeSimone's findings that Mr. Thomas Zaccagnino "did...
11/25/2014
Providence, RI -- Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis will light the 2014 State House Christmas tree on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the State House rotunda. The 15' Fraser Fir was donated by Sarah Partyka of The Farmer's Daughter...
11/12/2014
Science Developed by the National Institute of Standards & Technology To Preserve Colonial Charter of 1663 Well Into the Future. PROVIDENCE, RI -- Governor Lincoln D. Chafee together with Rhode Island Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis announced that the process has begun to provide for...
10/07/2014
PROVIDENCE, RI -- RI Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis has released the dates of upcoming VOTER ID events. This year, poll workers will ask voters to show a current and valid photo ID when they vote at their polling place. "Voter ID strengthens the public's faith in the integrity of our...
10/01/2014
PROVIDENCE, RI – In preparation for November's general election, R.I. Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis wants voters to be on the lookout for the 2014 Rhode Island Voter Information Handbook, which should begin appearing in local mailboxes soon. The 31-page guide includes all seven...