State Government Press Releases

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05/24/2017
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea announced today that there will be a special election in Providence Ward 3 to fill the seat of former City Councilperson Kevin Jackson on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. "We are working closely with the Board of Elections and the Providence...
05/15/2017
Over There, Over Here Rhode Islanders in the Great War PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea has opened Over There, Over Here Rhode Islanders in the Great War. The exhibition is the second in her four-part series exploring how activism in Rhode Island has shaped our history...
04/27/2017
Elections Task Force has identified ways to improve elections systems in Rhode Island PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea today released a report of recommendations (see attached) to improve elections systems in Rhode Island. The report is the result of an Elections Task Force...
03/31/2017
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea announced today that there will be a special election in Senate District 13 to fill the seat of former Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. Senate District 13 includes parts of Newport and Jamestown. "I...
03/29/2017
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea today convened the third and final meeting of her Elections Task Force made up of state and local elections officials along with Rhode Island voters. The task force has heard from national experts on best practices in elections administration...
03/02/2017
STATEMENT BY SECRETARY OF STATE NELLIE M. GORBEA Earlier today, Cranston Mayor Allan Fung held a press conference where he described alleged voter irregularities that took place in his city during the November Election. The law is clear: only U.S. citizens are eligible to vote and you can only...
02/28/2017
Group will identify ways to improve election systems in Rhode Island. WARWICK, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea today convened the first of three meetings of her Elections Task Force. The task force, made up of state and local elections officials along with Rhode Island voters, is...
02/03/2017
PROVIDENCE, RI To help commemorate Black History Month, Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea today opened Bullets and Bulletins: African American Activism in Civil War Era Rhode Island. The exhibition is the first of a four-part series that will explore how activism in Rhode Island has shaped our...
01/25/2017
"As Rhode Island's Secretary of State, I am working hard to ensure that our elections are fair, fast and accurate. Over the past two years Rhode Island has taken steps to improve the security of our voting systems so that Rhode Island voters can trust the integrity of every vote. We continue to...
12/19/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI Today, Rhode Island's Electoral College convened to cast their votes for president and vice president. The four Presidential Electors Representative Grace Diaz, Frank J. Montanaro, Herbert Claiborne Pell, and L. Susan Weiner cast their votes for Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine.