State Government Press Releases

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03/23/2020
I applaud Governor Raimondo's efforts to protect the health of Rhode Island voters and election workers, and I thank her for her leadership during this challenging time. A predominantly mail ballot election will ensure that all eligible Rhode Islanders can cast a ballot in a safe and secure...
03/16/2020
---------- New Information UPDATED 11:20 a.m. on 4/3/20 ---------- To continue protecting the health and safety of the Rhode Island Department of State's customers, employees and the general public, Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is announcing or extending the following policies, effective...
03/12/2020
Providence, RI – Today Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea announced the launch of the Rhode Island Department of State's new Business Services website at http://sos.ri.gov/. The new website streamlines content to be more relevant and user-friendly, making it easier to start, maintain and grow a...
03/05/2020
Providence, RI –Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea hosted a free training session for more than 60 census organizers from across New England today at the Rhode Island State House. The event featured several workshops for groups and individuals planning census outreach and education efforts in...
03/03/2020
Providence, RI – With Census 2020 right around the corner, Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is co-hosting a free training session for census organizers on Thursday, March 5, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Rhode Island State House Library. The event will feature several workshops for groups...
02/27/2020
Providence, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea reminds Rhode Island voters that there are two special elections scheduled next week on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. One special election is for Representative in General Assembly District 56, which includes the city of Central Falls. Polling...
02/13/2020
Providence, RI – Rob Rock, Rhode Island's Director of Elections under Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea, has been elected as the Chair of the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC). ERIC is a bipartisan, non-profit organization made up of 29 states and the District of Columbia...
02/06/2020
Providence, RI – Today Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea announced a new era of accountability and transparency in Rhode Island government with the launch of the Lobbying and Legislation Data Exploration Tool. The Data Exploration Tool is an interactive resource available to the public on...
01/06/2020
Providence, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea hosted a ceremony today to recognize the 100th anniversary of Rhode Island's ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted American women the right to vote. Secretary Gorbea was joined in the State House Library by prominent female...
12/17/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea announced today that there will be a special election for Representative in General Assembly District 56 to fill the seat of Representative Shelby Maldonado. The special election will be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Representative District 56...