State Government Press Releases

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08/08/2018
John Carnevale to be removed from primary ballot. "Today the Department of State has learned that state representative candidate for District 13, John Carnevale, pled no contest to a single felony count of perjury and received a sentence of five years suspended. Given this information, and...
07/30/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea will be hosting voter information events aimed at increasing awareness and voter participation. These events will provide an opportunity for eligible Rhode Island voters to update their voter registration information, obtain a free voter ID card,
07/16/2018
"Today, the President chose to ignore the opinion of the United States intelligence community in his assessment of Russia's attempted interference in the 2016 elections. As Rhode Island's Secretary of State and Chief State Election official, I have attended multiple briefings by U.S....
06/20/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding those looking to run for office in the State of Rhode Island that they must officially file a Declaration of Candidacy form on June 25, 26, or 27 by 4 p.m. in order to be eligible to appear on this year's ballot. "As Secretary of...
06/12/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding registered voters to visit vote.ri.gov by Thursday, June 14 and check their party affiliation. June 14 is the party disaffiliation deadline for the September 12 primary. "I want to make sure that every registered voter has the...
06/11/2018
WARWICK, RI - Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea convened elections officials from every city and town to participate in Rhode Island's first-ever elections tabletop exercise to better prepare them for challenges they may face on Election Day. "As elections officials, it is our job to ensure...
06/11/2018
"Today the Supreme Court of the United States voted 5-4 in favor of Ohio Secretary of State John Husted's new process that allows for the purging of eligible voters from Ohio's voter rolls under certain circumstances triggered by not voting. I am disappointed with the Supreme Court's decision...
06/06/2018
PROVIDENCE RI - Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea, is pleased to announce the latest exhibition opening June 7 at the Rhode Island State Archives: "The Gaspee Raiders: Pirates or Patriots." The exhibition highlights the pivotal role Rhode Islanders played in our nation's fight for independence.
05/14/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea today presented her recommendations on how to best protect the security of elections in Rhode Island with the $3 million of Help America Vote Act (HAVA) funding allocated to the state. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 allocated $380...
05/11/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea today honored local high school students with the 2018 Rhode Island Civic Leadership Award. The award is given annually at a State House Ceremony to high school juniors who have made outstanding contributions to their schools and communities...