State Government Press Releases

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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...
06/02/2016
"Today, the Senate voted to approve the House version of the Lobby Reform Act (H.7388 Substitute A), which now will be sent to the Governor. When I first entered office, I identified the need for a comprehensive reform of the state's lobbying laws. This legislation is the result of our efforts to...
06/02/2016
Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding registered voters, especially those who voted in the April Presidential Preference Primary, to check their party affiliation ahead of the disaffiliation deadline on June 15. "Many independent voters headed to the polls in April, but those voters...
06/01/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI – This month, Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea will highlight the burning of the HMS Gaspee with the Treasures from the Archives exhibition series. Documents related to events before and after a group of Rhode Island colonists burned the British Schooner will be on view in the...
05/26/2016
"Today, the Rhode Island Senate voted 36-0 to approve the Rhode Island Lobbying Reform Act (S.2361 Substitute A). When I first entered office, I identified the need for a comprehensive reform of the state's lobbying laws. This legislation is the result of our efforts to clarify, streamline and...