State Government Press Releases

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09/14/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is taking a look back at three centuries of voting with the latest exhibition opening at the Rhode Island State Archives entitled Voting in Rhode Island: 380 years of 'I voted'. The exhibition includes 19th and 20th century ballots and ballot...
09/07/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI With the State Primary less than a week away, Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea today announced how state and local elections officials are working to improve access to the ballot box while protecting the integrity of every vote. Key among these efforts are collaborations with...
08/30/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea today convened business leaders from around the state to highlight her new online suite of tools designed to make it easier for businesses to thrive and grow in Rhode Island. These tools include the new Rhode Island Code of Regulations(RICR) and...
08/17/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding those eligible voters looking to vote by mail ahead of the September 12 primary, that they have until August 22 to file their mail ballot application. New and of note this year, voters casting their ballot by mail will not have...
08/09/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding eligible Rhode Islanders of two important deadlines for the September 12 primaries. The first, quickly approaching date is the voter registration deadline on Monday, August 13. Eligible Rhode Islanders can go to vote.ri.gov to...
08/08/2018
John Carnevale to be removed from primary ballot. "Today the Department of State has learned that state representative candidate for District 13, John Carnevale, pled no contest to a single felony count of perjury and received a sentence of five years suspended. Given this information, and...
07/30/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea will be hosting voter information events aimed at increasing awareness and voter participation. These events will provide an opportunity for eligible Rhode Island voters to update their voter registration information, obtain a free voter ID card,
07/16/2018
"Today, the President chose to ignore the opinion of the United States intelligence community in his assessment of Russia's attempted interference in the 2016 elections. As Rhode Island's Secretary of State and Chief State Election official, I have attended multiple briefings by U.S....
06/20/2018
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 25, 26, or 27 by 4 p.m. in order to be eligible to appear on this year's ballot. "As Secretary of...
06/12/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding registered voters to visit vote.ri.gov by Thursday, June 14 and check their party affiliation. June 14 is the party disaffiliation deadline for the September 12 primary. "I want to make sure that every registered voter has the...