State Government Press Releases

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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...
08/14/2020
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding eligible voters that they have until Tuesday, August 18 to apply for a mail ballot if they wish to vote from home in the September 8 Statewide Primary election. "Voting from home is a safe and secure option, especially during...
08/13/2020
"Your health should never be the price of admission to our democracy. Making it easier to vote safely from home by removing the burden of obtaining two witnesses or a notary is a common-sense step that will protect Rhode Islanders during this pandemic. We will mail out the requested mail ballots...
08/07/2020
"Today is another victory for voting rights and the safety of Rhode Islanders. I thank the United States Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit for upholding the removal of Rhode Island's burdensome requirement that voters obtain two witnesses or a notary to vote by mail during the pandemic, and for...
08/06/2020
PROVIDENCE, RI With the September 8 primary and November 3 general election fast approaching, Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is proud to announce a partnership with Drag Out the Vote to educate and register voters in Rhode Island. Drag Out the Vote is a nonpartisan, nonprofit...
08/03/2020
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding Rhode Islanders that they have until Sunday, August 9, to register to vote or update their voter information for the September 8 statewide primary election. Rhode Islanders can check their voter registration status by using the...
07/30/2020
"President Trump's Twitter attack on elections is a blatant attempt to undermine Americans' faith in our democracy. Voting from home is a safe and secure option, especially during this pandemic full stop." -Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie M....