State Government Press Releases

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10/23/2015
Three Republicans, three Democrats and one Independent have declared their candidacy for the Senate District 11 seat formerly occupied by Christopher Ottiano. Gregory Steven Blythe (I) of Portsmouth, Joan B. Chabot (R) of Tiverton, Kenneth Mendonca (R) of Portsmouth, John A. Pagliarini, Jr. (R)
10/22/2015
Providence, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea will host a Spooky State House Treasure Hunt on Thursday, October 29, from 6 to 8PM. The event will include a family-friendly thematic tour of the State House, plenty of candy and activities for children. Visitors will learn spooky facts about...
10/14/2015
Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea announced today that there will be a special election in Senate District 11 to fill the seat of former Senator Christopher Ottiano on Tuesday, January 5, 2016. Senate District 11 includes parts of Bristol, Portsmouth, and Tiverton. "I want to thank Senator...
10/14/2015
A new exhibit at the Rhode Island State Archives, entitled "Charities & Corrections Life at the State Institutions", features never before seen images and documents chronicling life at the institutions tasked with caring for the poor, disabled, mentally ill, and the incarcerated. During...
09/17/2015
Providence, RI - Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea recognized four individuals and one institution with the 2015 NASS Medallion Award at a ceremony held this afternoon at the State House. State Senator Hanna M. Gallo of Cranston; Pilar McCloud of the NAACP Providence; the Center for...
09/04/2015
Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea has been selected to participate in the eleventh annual Aspen Institute Rodel Fellowship in Public Leadership, a...
08/31/2015
Each year, Secretaries of State across the U.S. celebrate National Voter Registration Month during the month of September. Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is working with Rhode Island's federal, state and local leaders to promote state resources that are available to help with the...
08/19/2015
A Special Election for South Kingstown Town Council will be held on Tuesday, September 22, 2015. Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding voters in South Kingstown that the deadline to register to vote in this election is Sunday, August 23. State law requires voters to be registered at...
08/14/2015
Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea has been appointed to lead the National Association of Secretaries of States' Standing Committee on Voter Participation for the 2015-2016 cycle. Gorbea will co-chair the committee with Secretary of State John Merrill of Alabama. The NASS Voter Participation...
08/06/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today hosted a bill signing ceremony on the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act to mark the passage of legislation (S 999 and H 6312) authorizing the Secretary of State to purchase modern voting equipment and software. "Fifty years ago today,...