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Fri, 19 Oct 2018 17:30:00 GMT

Bilingual ballots to be used in Woonsocket

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is notifying Woonsocket voters that their ballot and voting materials will now be available in both English and Spanish for the November 6, 2018 General Election. Voter assistance for Spanish speaking voters will also be available on Election...

Thu, 11 Oct 2018 16:15:00 GMT

Secretary Gorbea reminds voters to send in mail ballot applications

PROVIDENCE, RI - Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding eligible voters looking to vote by mail in the November 6 general election that they have until October 16 to file their mail ballot application.

New and of note this year, voters casting their ballot by mail will not have to pay

Thu, 04 Oct 2018 17:30:00 GMT

Secretary Gorbea celebrates American Archives Month with Traveling Treasures from the Rhode Island State Archives

PROVIDENCE, RI– October is American Archives Month and Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is highlighting the rich and diverse history of our state by sending treasures from the State Archives out to public libraries.

"Many Rhode Islanders don't realize how special and unique our history is or

Mon, 01 Oct 2018 19:00:00 GMT

Secretary Gorbea reminds eligible voters October 7 registration deadline is almost here

PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding eligible Rhode Islanders that they have until Sunday, October 7 to register to vote in the November 6 general election. Voters who have moved or changed their names since they last voted are also reminded to update their information...

Fri, 14 Sep 2018 13:30:00 GMT

Secretary Gorbea brings the history of voting alive with the latest State Archives exhibition

PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is taking a look back at three centuries of voting with the latest exhibition opening at the Rhode Island State Archives entitled Voting in Rhode Island: 380 years of 'I voted'. The exhibition includes 19th and 20th century ballots and ballot...

Fri, 07 Sep 2018 12:45:00 GMT

Secretary Gorbea announces preparations for the Wednesday, September 12 primary.

PROVIDENCE, RI – With the State Primary less than a week away, Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea today announced how state and local elections officials are working to improve access to the ballot box while protecting the integrity of every vote. Key among these efforts are collaborations with...

Thu, 30 Aug 2018 15:00:00 GMT

Secretary Gorbea announces online business suite of tools for Rhode Island businesses

PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea today convened business leaders from around the state to highlight her new online suite of tools designed to make it easier for businesses to thrive and grow in Rhode Island. These tools include the new Rhode Island Code of Regulations(RICR) and...

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 20:00:00 GMT

Secretary Gorbea reminds voters to send in mail ballot applications

PROVIDENCE, RI - Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding those eligible voters looking to vote by mail ahead of the September 12 primary, that they have until August 22 to file their mail ballot application.

New and of note this year, voters casting their ballot by mail will not have...

Thu, 09 Aug 2018 12:45:00 GMT

Secretary Gorbea reminds Rhode Islanders of important deadlines for September primaries

PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding eligible Rhode Islanders of two important deadlines for the September 12 primaries.

The first, quickly approaching date is the voter registration deadline on Monday, August 13. Eligible Rhode Islanders can go to vote.ri.gov to...

Wed, 08 Aug 2018 16:15:00 GMT

Statement by Secretary Gorbea regarding State Representative District 13 Ballot

John Carnevale to be removed from primary ballot.

"Today the Department of State has learned that state representative candidate for District 13, John Carnevale, pled no contest to a single felony count of perjury and received a sentence of five years suspended.

Given this information, and...

Mon, 30 Jul 2018 19:15:00 GMT

Secretary Gorbea announces voter information events ahead of the September primaries

PROVIDENCE, RI - Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea will be hosting voter information events aimed at increasing awareness and voter participation. These events will provide an opportunity for eligible Rhode Island voters to update their voter registration information, obtain a free voter ID card,

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 22:15:00 GMT

Statement by Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea on the President's remarks regarding Russia and the 2016 elections.

"Today, the President chose to ignore the opinion of the United States intelligence community in his assessment of Russia's attempted interference in the 2016 elections.

As Rhode Island's Secretary of State and Chief State Election official, I have attended multiple briefings by U.S....

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 20:15:00 GMT

Secretary Gorbea reminds candidates to file Declaration of Candidacy

PROVIDENCE, RI - Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding those looking to run for office in the State of Rhode Island that they must officially file a Declaration of Candidacy form on June 25, 26, or 27 by 4 p.m. in order to be eligible to appear on this year's ballot.

"As Secretary of...

Tue, 12 Jun 2018 18:15:00 GMT

Secretary Gorbea reminds registered voters of disaffiliation deadline

PROVIDENCE, RI - Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding registered voters to visit vote.ri.gov by Thursday, June 14 and check their party affiliation. June 14 is the party disaffiliation deadline for the September 12 primary.

"I want to make sure that every registered voter has the...

Mon, 11 Jun 2018 19:15:00 GMT

Secretary Gorbea conducts Election Day simulation exercise

WARWICK, RI - Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea convened elections officials from every city and town to participate in Rhode Island's first-ever elections tabletop exercise to better prepare them for challenges they may face on Election Day.

"As elections officials, it is our job to ensure...

Mon, 11 Jun 2018 18:15:00 GMT

Statement by Secretary of State Gorbea on Supreme Court's Ohio voter purge decision

"Today the Supreme Court of the United States voted 5-4 in favor of Ohio Secretary of State John Husted's new process that allows for the purging of eligible voters from Ohio's voter rolls under certain circumstances triggered by not voting.

I am disappointed with the Supreme Court's decision...

Wed, 06 Jun 2018 17:00:00 GMT

Secretary Gorbea invites visitors to experience the Gaspee in virtual reality (VR) at PVD Fest

PROVIDENCE RI - Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea, is pleased to announce the latest exhibition opening June 7 at the Rhode Island State Archives: "The Gaspee Raiders: Pirates or Patriots." The exhibition highlights the pivotal role Rhode Islanders played in our nation's fight for independence.

Mon, 14 May 2018 15:15:00 GMT

Secretary of State Gorbea releases Help America Vote Act (HAVA) funding recommendations

PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea today presented her recommendations on how to best protect the security of elections in Rhode Island with the $3 million of Help America Vote Act (HAVA) funding allocated to the state. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 allocated $380...

Fri, 11 May 2018 22:45:00 GMT

Secretary of State Gorbea honors 148 students with 2018 Civic Leadership Award

PROVIDENCE, RI - Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea today honored local high school students with the 2018 Rhode Island Civic Leadership Award. The award is given annually at a State House Ceremony to high school juniors who have made outstanding contributions to their schools and communities over

Mon, 07 May 2018 19:30:00 GMT

How to Run for Office? Seminars and new tools available

The Elections Division at the Rhode Island Department of State, in cooperation with the State Board of Elections, is offering five How to Run for Office seminars to current and potential candidates to learn the ins and outs of getting their names on the ballot this election season.

Elections...

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