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Fri, 23 Mar 2018 20:45:00 GMT

Statement by Secretary Gorbea on federal election funding in the Omnibus bill

"As Secretary of State improving access to the ballot-box and protecting the integrity of every vote are top priorities. Earlier today, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, that includes $380 million of Help America Vote Act (HAVA) funds, was signed into law by the President. This legislation will provide the funds necessary for Rhode Island to increase our cybersecurity protection efforts. I would like to thank Rhode Island's congressional delegation for their hard work in procuring this crucial funding. I look forward to working with the U.S. Elections Assistance Commission (EAC) on the allocation of these funds."

Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea

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