State Government Press Releases

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10/15/2021
CRANSTON, R.I. – The Rhode Island Board of Elections is reminding voters of the emergency ballot period for the upcoming November 2 special elections in Senate District 3 (Providence), Pawtucket, Central Falls, and Portsmouth. The emergency ballot period began on Wednesday, October 13. Up until...
06/06/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - The Board of Elections last night unanimously voted to elect Board Members Diane C. Mederos as Chairwoman of the Board, and retired Judge Stephen P. Erickson As Vice-Chairman. This marks the first time a woman has served as Chair in the 70 year history of the Board of Elections.
11/15/2017
Denver, CO –The Rhode Island Board of Elections will be present for the nation's first statewide risk-limiting post-election audit taking place in Denver, Colorado on Nov. 16-18. Board staff will be part of a twelve-member group of observers consisting of federal and state election officials,...
09/29/2017
September 29, 2017 PROVIDENCE, RI – The Board of Elections is aware of a letter complaint filed with the United States Department of Justice regarding information required of first-time voter registrants. The voter registration process is governed by both Rhode Island and federal law,...