State Government Press Releases

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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...
10/19/2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is notifying Woonsocket voters that their ballot and voting materials will now be available in both English and Spanish for the November 6, 2018 General Election. Voter assistance for Spanish speaking voters will also be available on Election...
10/11/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding eligible voters looking to vote by mail in the November 6 general election that they have until October 16 to file their mail ballot application. New and of note this year, voters casting their ballot by mail will not have to...
10/04/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI– October is American Archives Month and Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is highlighting the rich and diverse history of our state by sending treasures from the State Archives out to public libraries. "Many Rhode Islanders don't realize how special and unique our history is...
10/01/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding eligible Rhode Islanders that they have until Sunday, October 7 to register to vote in the November 6 general election. Voters who have moved or changed their names since they last voted are also reminded to update their information...
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...