State Government Press Releases

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03/19/2019
Providence, RI–Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea invites Rhode Islanders to come explore the evolution of waterways in Providence and the impacts of these changes over time at the Rhode Island State Archives exhibit: Waterways: Past and Present. The new exhibit uses historic maps, photographs,...
03/19/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea today recognized H. Philip West, Navyn Salem, Clifford Montiero, Community Angels, Inc. and Millennial RI with the 2019 NASS Medallion Award at a ceremony held this afternoon at the State House. "I've long said that the best public policy...
02/13/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea has put forth a legislative agenda that continues her nationally-recognized work to improve access to the ballot box and modernize elections in Rhode Island. First, Secretary Gorbea will once again introduce early in-person voting...
02/08/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI – This week, the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) named the Rhode Island Department of State as one of three finalists for the 2019 NASS IDEAS (Innovation, Dedication, Excellence, & Achievements in Service) Award. Each year the NASS IDEAS Award recognizes...
02/08/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI – Rhode Island State Librarian, Megan Hamlin-Black and Rhode Island Department of State Elections Director, Rob Rock recently received national recognition for their work in their respective fields. Hamlin Black was recently selected as one of fifty librarians across the country...
12/18/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is showcasing some of the more unique and unexpected collections available at the Rhode Island State Archives through a new exhibition series called: "For the Record." The first exhibition in this series is titled: "150 Years of Big Ideas in...
12/10/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea announced today that there will be a special election in Rep District 68 to fill the seat of Representative Kenneth Marshall on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Representative District 68 includes parts of Bristol and Warren. "This morning we received...
12/07/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI – This week, New American Leaders honored Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea with the 2018 New American Hero Award for her work in improving access to the ballot box. Each year the nonpartisan organization, which is focused on bringing New Americans into the political process,...
11/21/2018
As Secretary of State, I have made government accountability and transparency a hallmark of my administration. The work we have done to modernize elections has greatly improved the quality of the information entrusted to my office by voters. Unfortunately, we live in a technological era...
10/26/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI – October is National Cybersecurity Awareness month, and with less than two weeks until the November 6 general election, the topic of cybersecurity dominates elections discussions across the country. Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea today met with U.S Representatives Jim Langevin...