State Government Press Releases

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04/01/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is warning Rhode Island businesses of a misleading mailing from a company calling itself "Rhode Island Certificate Services," with a Providence return address. The company is based in Florida and is targeting newly formed Rhode Island businesses.
03/31/2021
"I congratulate Providence City Council President Sabina Matos on her nomination as Rhode Island's next Lieutenant Governor. Over the last 11 years, she has served the residents of Olneyville well. I am confident she will bring that dedication to her new role. As a fellow woman of color, I...
03/30/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding Rhode Islanders that special elections are scheduled in four communities on May 4, 2021: • Coventry – Town Council, District 4 (one vacant seat) • South Kingstown – Special Referendum Election, one question totaling $85...
03/24/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI – Today Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea testified before the House State Government and Elections Committee in support of House bills 5944 and 5998, introduced on behalf of her office by Representative Mia Ackerman and Representative Jose Batista, respectively. The bills...
03/02/2021
"Today's confirmation of Gina Raimondo as Commerce Secretary of the United States is a proud moment for all Rhode Islanders and a great way for women and girls everywhere to celebrate Women's History Month. While in the Governor's office, Secretary Raimondo worked hard to enhance commerce in the...
02/23/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding Rhode Island voters who requested a mail ballot for the March 2 statewide special election that all ballots must be received by the Board of Elections or placed in a secure elections drop box by 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 2. Ballots...
02/22/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI –Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea has been named to the Department of Homeland Security's Election Infrastructure Subsector Government Coordinating Council (EIS-GCC). This appointment provides Secretary Gorbea another opportunity to work on a national level to support and protect...
02/11/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI – Early in-person voting is underway for Rhode Island's March 2 statewide referenda election. Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea will again provide daily updates on voter turnout through a new data visualization resource on vote.ri.gov. The data visualization allows users to...
02/05/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding Rhode Islanders that the deadline to submit mail ballot applications for the upcoming statewide special referenda election is Tuesday, February 9. Mail ballot applications must be received by election officials by 4 p.m. on February...
01/26/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding Rhode Islanders that they have until Sunday, January 31, to register to vote or update their voter information for the state's special referenda election on March 2. Rhode Islanders can check their voter registration status by using...