State Government Press Releases

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05/26/2020
PROVIDENCE, RI This week, thousands of Rhode Island voters will cast their ballots from home in the state's June 2 Presidential Primary election. Voters will be electing delegates to the Democratic and Republican National Conventions and signaling their choice for either party's Presidential...
05/13/2020
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding Rhode Islanders that they have until Tuesday, May 19, to submit mail ballot applications for the June 2 Presidential Primary. For the safety of voters and poll workers, Rhode Island's Presidential Primary will be a mostly mail...
05/12/2020
Providence, RI With Rhode Island's June 2 Presidential Primary election approaching, Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea will moderate a panel on Facebook Live on Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 2 p.m. to address frequently asked questions about voting during the COVID-19 pandemic. For the safety of...
04/30/2020
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding Rhode Islanders that they have until Sunday, May 3, to register to vote or update their voter information for the June 2 Presidential Primary. Rhode Islanders can check their voter registration status by using the Department of State'
04/24/2020
PROVIDENCE, RI This week, Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea began sending all registered Rhode Island voters a mail ballot application for the upcoming June 2 presidential primary. This process will have two major benefits for Rhode Island. First, it ensures that eligible voters can cast their...
04/17/2020
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea has once again been elected by members of the Elections Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center (EI-ISAC) to serve on the EI-ISAC Executive Committee. The announcement was made Thursday afternoon during the group's quarterly call.
04/06/2020
Providence, RI Today, Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea announced an agreement with Governor Gina Raimondo that enables Remote Online Notarization to be permitted on a temporary basis. Remote Online Notarization will allow individuals to honor social distancing guidelines from the Centers for...
03/30/2020
Providence, RI Today Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea announced new deadlines for Rhode Island's Presidential Preference Primary, which was delayed to June 2 due to health concerns regarding the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. "To ensure that all Rhode Islanders can cast a ballot in a...
03/23/2020
I applaud Governor Raimondo's efforts to protect the health of Rhode Island voters and election workers, and I thank her for her leadership during this challenging time. A predominantly mail ballot election will ensure that all eligible Rhode Islanders can cast a ballot in a safe and secure...
03/16/2020
---------- New Information UPDATED 11:20 a.m. on 4/3/20 ---------- To continue protecting the health and safety of the Rhode Island Department of State's customers, employees and the general public, Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is announcing or extending the following policies, effective...