State Government Press Releases

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08/03/2020
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding Rhode Islanders that they have until Sunday, August 9, to register to vote or update their voter information for the September 8 statewide primary election. Rhode Islanders can check their voter registration status by using the...
07/30/2020
"President Trump's Twitter attack on elections is a blatant attempt to undermine Americans' faith in our democracy. Voting from home is a safe and secure option, especially during this pandemic full stop." -Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie M....
07/28/2020
"As long as I am Secretary of State, I will fight to protect Rhode Island voters. Today's ruling is a victory for voting rights and public health. I thank the Court for delivering this decision in a timely manner. I am appalled that the Republican National Committee is actively working to...
07/23/2020
Washington, D.C. Members of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) have elected Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea to the Executive Board of the association. She will serve a one-year term as Eastern Region Vice-President. The election took place at the 2020 NASS...
07/17/2020
"Rhode Island voters deserve a clear answer on this issue; my office will not be sending mail ballot applications to all voters for the September 8 primary. The lack of timely and unified action on this issue, as well as Rhode Island's burdensome requirement for voters to have two witnesses or a...
07/17/2020
"As an advocate of early in-person voting since taking office in 2015, I am pleased to see the General Assembly passed legislation that will allow Rhode Islanders to securely cast their ballots into a voting machine at their city or town hall up to 20 days before an election. This measure will...
07/14/2020
PROVIDENCE, RI Today Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea announced that the Rhode Island State Archives and its historic collections will be moving to a new home at 33 Broad Street in Providence. This facility represents a major upgrade in the preservation and protection of Rhode Island's...
07/10/2020
PROVIDENCE, RI Thursday, an elections task force consisting of state and local elections officials and members of the public released a series of recommendations to ensure that Rhode Island voters can cast their ballots in a safe and secure manner this fall. Co-chaired by Secretary of State...
06/29/2020
PROVIDENCE, RI On Wednesday, July 1, at 11 a.m., an Elections Task Force consisting of state and local elections officials and members of the public will review Rhode Island's June 2 Presidential Primary and assess actions required to ensure safe and secure elections in the fall. The Task...
06/25/2020
"Today's ruling takes key steps to protect the health of candidates and voters during a pandemic. The decision also allows candidates for public office in Rhode Island to gather and submit nomination signatures in a manner that adheres to cybersecurity best practices. I thank the election...