State Government Press Releases

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01/06/2020
Providence, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea hosted a ceremony today to recognize the 100th anniversary of Rhode Island's ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted American women the right to vote. Secretary Gorbea was joined in the State House Library by prominent female...
12/17/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea announced today that there will be a special election for Representative in General Assembly District 56 to fill the seat of Representative Shelby Maldonado. The special election will be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Representative District 56...
12/16/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea has announced the successful launch of Rhode Island's new Central Voter Registration System (CVRS). The CVRS is a computer database that houses the state's list of registered voters and acts as Rhode Island's candidate management system. The new...
12/04/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI This week, Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea announced the launch of the Count Me In! data story, a free online resource that lets users explore and compare centuries of data from state and federal censuses in Rhode Island. "Our new data story is an incredible and user-...
11/07/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI With the 2020 Census right around the corner, Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea invites the public to come explore the "why" and the "how" of the decennial census at the new Rhode Island State Archives exhibition: Count Me In! Established by the country's founding fathers in...
10/26/2019
NEWPORT, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea convened over 140 elections and IT officials for a Cybersecurity Summit today at Salve Regina University's Pell Center in Newport. The five-hour forum gave Rhode Island elections officials from nearly every city and town an opportunity to talk...
08/13/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI - Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is preparing a major mail campaign as part of her ongoing efforts to maintain the accuracy of our state's voter rolls while following strict voter protections under state and federal law. The Department of State's Elections Division will...
06/28/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea reminds Woonsocket voters that there is a special primary election in their community on Tuesday, July 2nd for city council. There are four candidates running. The top two vote-getters will move on to a special election on August 6th. "Local...
06/20/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea invites the public to come explore the Italian American story in Rhode Island at the new State Archives exhibition: Andiamo! Italians Make Their Mark in Rhode Island. Rhode Island has the highest population of Italian Americans per capita...
06/13/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea today announced the latest step in building a new Central Voter Registration System (CVRS) for Rhode Island. The CVRS is a computer database that houses the state's list of registered voters and acts as Rhode Island's election management system....