State Government Press Releases

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11/07/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI With the 2020 Census right around the corner, Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea invites the public to come explore the "why" and the "how" of the decennial census at the new Rhode Island State Archives exhibition: Count Me In! Established by the country's founding fathers in...
10/26/2019
NEWPORT, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea convened over 140 elections and IT officials for a Cybersecurity Summit today at Salve Regina University's Pell Center in Newport. The five-hour forum gave Rhode Island elections officials from nearly every city and town an opportunity to talk...
08/13/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI - Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is preparing a major mail campaign as part of her ongoing efforts to maintain the accuracy of our state's voter rolls while following strict voter protections under state and federal law. The Department of State's Elections Division will...
06/28/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea reminds Woonsocket voters that there is a special primary election in their community on Tuesday, July 2nd for city council. There are four candidates running. The top two vote-getters will move on to a special election on August 6th. "Local...
06/20/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea invites the public to come explore the Italian American story in Rhode Island at the new State Archives exhibition: Andiamo! Italians Make Their Mark in Rhode Island. Rhode Island has the highest population of Italian Americans per capita...
06/13/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea today announced the latest step in building a new Central Voter Registration System (CVRS) for Rhode Island. The CVRS is a computer database that houses the state's list of registered voters and acts as Rhode Island's election management system....
05/28/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI Today Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea released the results of a study commissioned by her office to evaluate the current space and storage conditions of the Rhode Island State Archives, as well as risks posed to the historic documents within. The study was conducted by the...
05/13/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea today announced the allocation of grant money to every Rhode Island city and town to strengthen the security of voting systems and improve election processes. The $100,000 in funding is part of Rhode Island's share of $3 million from...
05/07/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI To kick off National Small Business Week, today Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea announced the launch of the RI Business Data Hub, an interactive resource available to the public on the Department of State's website at http://sos.ri.gov/. The RI Business Data Hub allows...
05/07/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea has been elected by her peers to serve on the Executive Committee of the Elections Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center (EI-ISAC). The announcement was made this afternoon during the group's quarterly call. EI-ISAC is...