State Government Press Releases

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03/31/2017
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea announced today that there will be a special election in Senate District 13 to fill the seat of former Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. Senate District 13 includes parts of Newport and Jamestown. "I...
03/29/2017
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea today convened the third and final meeting of her Elections Task Force made up of state and local elections officials along with Rhode Island voters. The task force has heard from national experts on best practices in elections administration...
03/02/2017
STATEMENT BY SECRETARY OF STATE NELLIE M. GORBEA Earlier today, Cranston Mayor Allan Fung held a press conference where he described alleged voter irregularities that took place in his city during the November Election. The law is clear: only U.S. citizens are eligible to vote and you can only...
11/21/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI "What cheer, Netop." The famous greeting of the Narragansett to Roger Williams along the shore of the Seekonk River in 1636 still resonates throughout the Ocean State today. A new exhibition at the Rhode Island State Archives, entitled "First Nations who helped form Rhode Island"...
11/16/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea recognized two individuals and three institutions with the 2016 NASS Medallion Award at a ceremony held this afternoon at the State House. State Senator Harold M. Metts of Providence; Ani Haroian of Providence; DominicanosUSA; Generation...
10/27/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI Fifteen Rhode Island political and civic leaders joined Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea for a roundtable discussion on elections integrity this morning in the State House library. The diverse group discussed voting equipment security safeguards, the integrity of the state's...
10/24/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI - Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is collaborating with the National Student/Parent Mock Election Program to hold mock Presidential Elections at schools across Rhode Island in an effort to educate youth about this important civic duty. Students have the opportunity to cast a...
10/06/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding Rhode Islanders that they have until Sunday, October 9 to register to vote for the November 8 general election. "The easiest way to register or update your registration is to go to vote.ri.gov and use our online portal,"...
09/29/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea has released a newly designed Voter Information Handbook to help prepare Rhode Island voters for the November 8 General Election. The 2016 edition includes information on the elimination of straight party voting; illustrations of voting...
09/01/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding Rhode Island voters to be prepared for the state primaries scheduled for Tuesday, September 13. Voters should use the Department of State's Voter Information Center (VIC) at vote.ri.gov to find...