State Government Press Releases

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04/27/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI –Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is providing the following schedule for upcoming special elections to fill vacancies on the Providence City Council (Ward 15) and West Warwick Town Council (Ward 5). Potential candidates are encouraged to note that the declaration of candidacy...
04/26/2021
Today is a prime example of why community advocacy matters. Not only has Rhode Island retained our representation in Congress and our four Electoral College votes – we have also ensured our share of billions of dollars in federal funding each year. Thank you to the Rhode Island Complete Count...
04/24/2021
"Today, the Armenian community stops to remember the tragedy of the Armenian Genocide and I encourage all Rhode Islanders to join me in also pausing to acknowledge this dark moment in our world history. The atrocities committed by the Turkish Ottoman Empire beginning 106 years ago led to the...
04/13/2021
"Congratulations to Sabina Matos on her historic confirmation as Rhode Island's next Lieutenant Governor. Our best public policies come when we have a variety of backgrounds and opinions around the policy-making table, and I look forward to having another woman of color included in these...
04/13/2021
"Congratulations to Sabina Matos on her historic confirmation as Rhode Island's next Lieutenant Governor. Our best public policies come when we have a variety of backgrounds and opinions around the policy-making table, and I look forward to having another woman of color included in these...
04/09/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding Rhode Islanders that the deadline to submit mail ballot applications for four upcoming special elections is Tuesday, April 13. Mail ballot applications must be received by election officials by 4 p.m. on April 13, not postmarked....
04/01/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is warning Rhode Island businesses of a misleading mailing from a company calling itself "Rhode Island Certificate Services," with a Providence return address. The company is based in Florida and is targeting newly formed Rhode Island businesses.
03/31/2021
"I congratulate Providence City Council President Sabina Matos on her nomination as Rhode Island's next Lieutenant Governor. Over the last 11 years, she has served the residents of Olneyville well. I am confident she will bring that dedication to her new role. As a fellow woman of color, I...
03/30/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding Rhode Islanders that special elections are scheduled in four communities on May 4, 2021: • Coventry – Town Council, District 4 (one vacant seat) • South Kingstown – Special Referendum Election, one question totaling $85...
03/24/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI – Today Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea testified before the House State Government and Elections Committee in support of House bills 5944 and 5998, introduced on behalf of her office by Representative Mia Ackerman and Representative Jose Batista, respectively. The bills...