State Government Press Releases

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04/04/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI A new "pop up" exhibit series at the State House Library will highlight the exceptional holdings of the Rhode Island State Archives. Exhibitions of three to five items will be on view for approximately four weeks at a time. These will include historic photographs, documents, and...
03/29/2016
Today, the General Assembly voted, by an overwhelming majority, to approve the Online Voter Registration Bill (S.2513 and H.7024). Secretary Gorbea acknowledged lawmakers for passage of the bill. "This legislation will make it easier for citizens to register to vote and update their voter...
03/29/2016
The Rhode Island Department of State is now accepting applications for the 2016 Summer Fellowship Program. The program provides a unique opportunity for college students to gain practical experience and knowledge about the daily operations of the Department of State and its divisions. Visit <a...
03/21/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea has launched a new feature at sos.ri.gov to make it easier for those voters who are registered in another state, but currently living in Rhode Island, to cast their votes. The ...
03/18/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI- Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding Rhode Islanders that they have until Sunday, March 27, to register to vote in the April 26 Presidential Preference Primary. Although the deadline falls on a Sunday, every city and town has made arrangements for residents to...
03/15/2016
"Today, the Rhode Island Senate voted to approve the Online Voter Registration Bill (S.2513). This legislation will make it easier for citizens to register to vote and update their voter information by allowing them to do so online. I thank Senate President Teresa Paiva-Weed, the bill's sponsors,...
03/15/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI - Before Rhode Islanders go to the polls on April 26 for the Presidential Preference Primary, Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea will be hosting a number of voter outreach events aimed at increasing awareness and voter participation. The event will provide an opportunity for...
03/11/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI - Through the use of equipment provided by the state lottery, Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea announced the order in which candidates will appear on the ballot for the April 26 Presidential Preference Primary. After being selected for first draw, Republican Presidential...
03/07/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea today announced that 166 Rhode Islanders gathered the required signatures to qualify to run as presidential delegates in the state's April 26 Presidential Preference Primary (PPP). This number is higher than the 119 delegates who qualified in...
02/26/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea today announced that nearly 190 Rhode Islanders have filed to run for presidential delegate in the state's April 26 presidential preference primary. (See attached spreadsheet.) This number is higher than the 135 delegates filed in 2012, but...