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Wed, 24 May 2017 19:15:00 GMT

Secretary of State Gorbea announces dates for special election in Providence Ward 3

PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea announced today that there will be a special election in Providence Ward 3 to fill the seat of former City Councilperson Kevin Jackson on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

"We are working closely with the Board of Elections and the Providence Board

Mon, 15 May 2017 15:45:00 GMT

Secretary Gorbea announces new exhibition at the State Archives

Over There, Over Here – Rhode Islanders in the Great War

PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea has opened Over There, Over Here – Rhode Islanders in the Great War. The exhibition is the second in her four-part series exploring how activism in Rhode Island has shaped our history...

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:45:00 GMT

Secretary of State Gorbea releases Elections Administration Recommendations Report

Elections Task Force has identified ways to improve elections systems in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea today released a report of recommendations (see attached) to improve elections systems in Rhode Island. The report is the result of an Elections Task Force...

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 12:30:00 GMT

Secretary of State Gorbea sets dates for special election in Senate District 13

PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea announced today that there will be a special election in Senate District 13 to fill the seat of former Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. Senate District 13 includes parts of Newport and Jamestown.

"I...

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:30:00 GMT

Secretary of State Gorbea convenes final meeting of Elections Task Force

PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea today convened the third and final meeting of her Elections Task Force made up of state and local elections officials along with Rhode Island voters. The task force has heard from national experts on best practices in elections administration and

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 19:00:00 GMT

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY OF STATE NELLIE M. GORBEA

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY OF STATE NELLIE M. GORBEA

Earlier today, Cranston Mayor Allan Fung held a press conference where he described alleged voter irregularities that took place in his city during the November Election. The law is clear: only U.S. citizens are eligible to vote and you can only...

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 16:45:00 GMT

Secretary of State Gorbea convenes Elections Task Force

Group will identify ways to improve election systems in Rhode Island.

WARWICK, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea today convened the first of three meetings of her Elections Task Force. The task force, made up of state and local elections officials along with Rhode Island voters, is...

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 17:15:00 GMT

Secretary Gorbea announces new exhibition – Bullets and Bulletins: African American Activism in Civil War Era Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, RI – To help commemorate Black History Month, Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea today opened Bullets and Bulletins: African American Activism in Civil War Era Rhode Island. The exhibition is the first of a four-part series that will explore how activism in Rhode Island has shaped our...

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 15:00:00 GMT

Statement by Secretary of State Gorbea on Unsubstantiated Claims of Voter Fraud

"As Rhode Island's Secretary of State, I am working hard to ensure that our elections are fair, fast and accurate. Over the past two years Rhode Island has taken steps to improve the security of our voting systems so that Rhode Island voters can trust the integrity of every vote. We continue to...

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 19:00:00 GMT

Rhode Island's Electoral College Votes for Clinton and Kaine

PROVIDENCE, RI – Today, Rhode Island's Electoral College convened to cast their votes for president and vice president. The four Presidential Electors – Representative Grace Diaz, Frank J. Montanaro, Herbert Claiborne Pell, and L. Susan Weiner – cast their votes for Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine.

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 20:00:00 GMT

State Archives exhibition chronicles the history of Rhode Island's First Nations

PROVIDENCE, RI – "What cheer, Netop." The famous greeting of the Narragansett to Roger Williams along the shore of the Seekonk River in 1636 still resonates throughout the Ocean State today. A new exhibition at the Rhode Island State Archives, entitled "First Nations who helped form Rhode Island"...

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 21:00:00 GMT

Five RI civic leaders receive the 2016 National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) Medallion Award

PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea recognized two individuals and three institutions with the 2016 NASS Medallion Award at a ceremony held this afternoon at the State House.

State Senator Harold M. Metts of Providence; Ani Haroian of Providence; DominicanosUSA; Generation...

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:45:00 GMT

Secretary of State Gorbea convenes roundtable discussion on elections integrity

PROVIDENCE, RI – Fifteen Rhode Island political and civic leaders joined Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea for a roundtable discussion on elections integrity this morning in the State House library. The diverse group discussed voting equipment security safeguards, the integrity of the state's...

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:00:00 GMT

Secretary Gorbea to hold mock Presidential Elections in area schools; encourages all students to participate online in the National Student/Parent Mock Election Program

PROVIDENCE, RI - Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is collaborating with the National Student/Parent Mock Election Program to hold mock Presidential Elections at schools across Rhode Island in an effort to educate youth about this important civic duty. Students have the opportunity to cast a...

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 14:45:00 GMT

Secretary Gorbea Urgently Reminds Rhode Islanders of October 9 Voter Registration Deadline

PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding Rhode Islanders that they have until Sunday, October 9 to register to vote for the November 8 general election.

"The easiest way to register or update your registration is to go to vote.ri.gov and use our online portal," Secretary

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:00:00 GMT

Secretary Gorbea releases newly designed 2016 Voter Information Handbook

PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea has released a newly designed Voter Information Handbook to help prepare Rhode Island voters for the November 8 General Election. The 2016 edition includes information on the elimination of straight party voting; illustrations of voting...

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:15:00 GMT

Be prepared to be a voter September 13

PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding Rhode Island voters to be prepared for the state primaries scheduled for Tuesday, September 13. Voters should use the Department of State's Voter Information Center (VIC) at vote.ri.gov to find their polling place and preview their...

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 13:30:00 GMT

Secretary Gorbea sends postcards urging eligible Rhode Islanders to register to vote

PROVIDENCE, RI – Eligible Rhode Islanders who have not registered to vote yet will receive a postcard this week from Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea urging them to register so they can vote in elections this fall. The postcards provide information to Rhode Islanders on how to check their voter...

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 15:30:00 GMT

Secretary Gorbea bringing new voting machines to Rhode Island voters

PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea will give voters a test drive of their new voting machines in a series of voter outreach events throughout Rhode Island. Voters across the state will cast their votes with the new voting equipment starting with the September 13 Primary election....

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 15:45:00 GMT

Rhode Islanders welcome state-of-the-art voting systems

PROVIDENCE, RI - At a press conference in the State House Library today, Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea demonstrated the state's new voting systems to Governor Raimondo, legislative leaders, elections officials and community representatives.

"Voting equipment is Democracy's infrastructure.

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