State Government Press Releases

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11/02/2020
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding Rhode Islanders about two last-minute voting options for tomorrow's presidential election. First, if you missed the October 4 voter registration deadline, you can register to vote on Election Day and vote in the presidential race...
10/30/2020
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is informing Rhode Island voters that several communities will be providing extended early in-person voting hours this weekend. A full list of cities and towns with weekend early in-person hours is below. To date, more than 115,000 Rhode...
10/27/2020
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding Rhode Island voters that all mail ballots for the November 3 general election must be received by election officials by 8 p.m. on Election Day. The United States Postal Service recommends mailing your ballot at least seven days...
10/15/2020
PROVIDENCE, RI Today, Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea announced the launch of a new data visualization on her website that breaks down voter turnout for the 2020 general election in an intuitive, clear presentation. Users can easily track how many votes have been cast in every Rhode Island...
10/09/2020
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding Rhode Islanders that the deadline to submit mail ballot applications for the general election is Tuesday, October 13. Mail ballot applications must be received by election officials by 4 p.m. on October 13, not postmarked. "...
10/01/2020
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding Rhode Islanders that they have until Sunday, October 4, to register to vote or update their voter information for the November 3 general election. Rhode Islanders can check their voter registration status by using the Department of...
09/18/2020
We have lost a champion of voting rights, women's rights, immigration, health care and the values that make our country great. Thank you Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for always striving to make America live up to its promise. We mourn your loss. We will continue the fight. Rest in peace, RBG.
09/13/2020
This weekend, Rhode Islanders received a national postcard from the United States Postal Service regarding voting by mail. Every state has different election laws and policies. Despite knowing this, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy made the unfortunate decision to send a single postcard to all...
09/11/2020
PROVIDENCE, RI Today Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea and Board of Elections member Jennie Johnson made several announcements regarding the November 3 general election in Rhode Island. First, Secretary Gorbea announced that her office will send all active registered voters a mail ballot...
08/26/2020
PROVIDENCE, RI With Rhode Island's September 8 primary and November 3 general election fast approaching, Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea today announced a partnership with United Way of Rhode Island to launch the state's first 2-1-1 Voter Information Hotline. The new voter information...