State Government Press Releases

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02/17/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea today announced the 16 presidential candidates who have qualified for the April 26th Rhode Island Presidential Preference Primary. Those candidates are: Hillary Clinton (D), Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente (D), Bernie Sanders (D), Mark Stewart (D)
02/09/2016
"Today, the House of Representatives voted to approve the Online Voter Registration Bill. 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 Speaker Mattiello, the bill's sponsors, Representatives...
01/28/2016
Secretary Gorbea holds rededication ceremony for the State House Charter Museum. Providence, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea celebrated the rededication of the State House Charter Museum. Over 50 members from the community including elected officials and history enthusiasts attended a...
01/26/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea today announced the launch of a redesigned Department of State website (www.sos.ri.gov). The new website, created entirely through in-house efforts, offers a straightforward interface that will make it easier for Rhode Islanders to quickly...
01/25/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI A total of 19 candidates have filed the required statement of intent form with the Department of State as a first step towards appearing on the ballot in the Presidential Preference Primary scheduled for April 26th. The deadline for filing a statement of intent was today at noon.
01/20/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI - Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding candidates and potential candidates in the upcoming Presidential Preference Primary that they must file a Statement of Intent during the period of January 21 through January 23, 2016. The form is available at www.sos.ri....
11/20/2015
Secretary of State Gorbea launches Rhode Island Civic Fellowship program Providence, RI On Wednesday, Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea convened a group of high school students, academic advisors and local canvassing officials from six communities to launch the Rhode Island Civic Fellowship...
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...