State Government Press Releases

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01/26/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding Rhode Islanders that they have until Sunday, January 31, to register to vote or update their voter information for the state's special referenda election on March 2. Rhode Islanders can check their voter registration status by using...
01/19/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is allocating $223,586 to Rhode Island cities and towns for costs associated with the state's March 2 special referenda election. The funds are part of a $632,189 grant Secretary Gorbea secured from the Center for Election Innovation and...
01/11/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is outlining key information and dates for Rhode Island's special referenda election on March 2, 2021. The seven referenda questions on the ballot involve authorizing the state to borrow money through bonds and temporary notes to make capital...
01/07/2021
"Governor Gina Raimondo has been a trailblazing leader throughout her life. In choosing her as nominee for Commerce Secretary, President-elect Biden is recognizing her experience and dedication to enhancing commerce. Governor Raimondo will serve our nation well in this role. I am particularly...
01/06/2021
"Today's storming of the U.S. Capitol is abhorrent. My immediate first thought was to pray for peace. May God protect the public safety officials and National Guard men and women, our members of Congress, the staff and the members of the public who are living this nightmare. As I heartbrokenly...
12/14/2020
PROVIDENCE, RI Today, Rhode Island's Electoral College convened to cast their votes for president and vice president. The state's four Presidential Electors for 2020 are Elizabeth Jane Beretta-Perik, James A. Diossa, Sabina Matos, and Joseph Robert Paolino, Jr. All four electors cast their votes...
11/02/2020
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding Rhode Islanders about two last-minute voting options for tomorrow's presidential election. First, if you missed the October 4 voter registration deadline, you can register to vote on Election Day and vote in the presidential race...
10/30/2020
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is informing Rhode Island voters that several communities will be providing extended early in-person voting hours this weekend. A full list of cities and towns with weekend early in-person hours is below. To date, more than 115,000 Rhode...
10/27/2020
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding Rhode Island voters that all mail ballots for the November 3 general election must be received by election officials by 8 p.m. on Election Day. The United States Postal Service recommends mailing your ballot at least seven days...
10/15/2020
PROVIDENCE, RI Today, Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea announced the launch of a new data visualization on her website that breaks down voter turnout for the 2020 general election in an intuitive, clear presentation. Users can easily track how many votes have been cast in every Rhode Island...