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Secretary Gorbea Launches Absentee Ballot Tool for Out of State Voters

PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea has launched a new feature at to make it easier for those voters who are registered in another state, but currently living in Rhode Island, to cast their votes. The Out of State Voter Page links those voters directly to information about how to file an absentee mail ballot in their home state.

"My goal is to ensure that eligible voters make their voices heard on election day, and for many students currently living in Rhode Island, that means voting via absentee ballot," Gorbea said. "This simple tool will make it easier for folks to cast their votes by directing them to their local absentee ballot instructions."

Eligible voters who would like to vote in Rhode Island's April Presidential Preference Primary have until Sunday, March 27 to register in the state. April 5 is the deadline to apply for a mail ballot in Rhode Island.

For more information on the Presidential Preference Primary or any other information related to elections and voting in Rhode Island, please visit the Rhode Island Department of State's Elections Division online at or call (401) 222-2340.


Media contact: Nicole Lagace (401) 330-3180

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  • Release date: 03-21-2016

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