State Government Press Releases

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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...
06/11/2018
WARWICK, RI - Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea convened elections officials from every city and town to participate in Rhode Island's first-ever elections tabletop exercise to better prepare them for challenges they may face on Election Day. "As elections officials, it is our job to ensure...
06/11/2018
"Today the Supreme Court of the United States voted 5-4 in favor of Ohio Secretary of State John Husted's new process that allows for the purging of eligible voters from Ohio's voter rolls under certain circumstances triggered by not voting. I am disappointed with the Supreme Court's decision...
06/06/2018
PROVIDENCE RI - Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea, is pleased to announce the latest exhibition opening June 7 at the Rhode Island State Archives: "The Gaspee Raiders: Pirates or Patriots." The exhibition highlights the pivotal role Rhode Islanders played in our nation's fight for independence.
05/14/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea today presented her recommendations on how to best protect the security of elections in Rhode Island with the $3 million of Help America Vote Act (HAVA) funding allocated to the state. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 allocated $380...
05/11/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea today honored local high school students with the 2018 Rhode Island Civic Leadership Award. The award is given annually at a State House Ceremony to high school juniors who have made outstanding contributions to their schools and communities...
05/07/2018
The Elections Division at the Rhode Island Department of State, in cooperation with the State Board of Elections, is offering five How to Run for Office seminars to current and potential candidates to learn the ins and outs of getting their names on the ballot this election season. Elections...
04/30/2018
Twenty-three Rhode Island political and civic leaders joined Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea for a discussion on the appropriation of $3 million in elections-related Help America Vote Act (HAVA) funding provided by the signing of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018. "As Secretary of...
04/11/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea today briefed political and civic leaders on improvements made in elections administration and cybersecurity ahead of the 2018 election season. "I am working to improve access to the ballot box while protecting the integrity of every vote,"