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05/04/2015 11:45 EDT
"As we celebrate Rhode Island Independence Day today, we are reminded of our state's rich history and our longstanding commitment to personal freedom, self-rule and democracy. Let's honor that great legacy of civic participation by expanding opportunities for Rhode Islanders to participate in a...
04/30/2015 13:45 EDT
Secretary of State Gorbea releases 2015 first quarter data for new business creation The number of new business entities created in the first quarter of 2015 increased by 30% compared to the fourth quarter of 2014, according to data released today by the office of Secretary of State Nellie M....
04/29/2015 15:45 EDT
Every two years, the Department of State publishes the Rhode Island Government Owner's Manual, a comprehensive guide to local and state government that is distributed statewide in book form and also available online. This year, Secretary Gorbea wants to engage Rhode Islanders and give everyone an...
04/27/2015 14:00 EDT
A total of four candidates have filed the required declaration of candidacy form with the North Smithfield board of canvassers as a first step towards appearing on the ballot in the Special Election for Town Council. The deadline for filing a declaration of candidacy form was this past Friday,...
04/22/2015 11:45 EDT
Secretary of State of State Nellie M. Gorbea is warning Rhode Island business owners not to be misled by a deceptive letter that appears to come from an official government source. The letter is being mailed by an entity calling itself "Annual Business Services." Several businesses have reported
04/22/2015 08:45 EDT
North Smithfield residents will vote in a Special Election this summer to fill a vacancy on that community's five-member Town Council. Candidates for the position must officially declare their intention of running for office on Thursday, April 23, or Friday, April 24, 2015. Secretary of State...
04/20/2015 16:30 EDT
Voters in Jamestown will head to the polls on Tuesday, April 28, for a Special Referendum Election to approve or reject the Town's purchase of a property located at 138 Narragansett Avenue. Tomorrow, Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea will host a voter outreach event in Jamestown aimed at...
04/17/2015 16:15 EDT
The Rhode Island General Assembly's compliance with the Open Meetings Act saw an overall improvement from 93% in 2013 to 94% in 2014. Compliance by the House was 91% in 2014. Compliance by the Senate was 97% in 2014. The overall compliance rate covered a total of 522 legislative meetings. "It...
04/14/2015 15:00 EDT
Providence, RI - At a State House news conference today, Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea unveiled the Department of State's Voting and Elections Modernization Act of 2015 (VEMA). The legislation will allow Rhode Islanders to register online to vote, improve the integrity of our voter rolls, allow
Apr 14, 2015
Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea will announce legislation aimed at modernizing voting and elections in Rhode Island during a press conference scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at 2:30 PM at the Rhode Island State House. Secretary Gorbea will be joined at the press conference...
04/09/2015 17:45 EDT
Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea announced today that six candidates who filed to run for the House District 33 seat have officially qualified to appear on the ballot. State law required candidates to submit nomination papers including the signatures of at least fifty voters from House...
04/02/2015 15:30 EDT
Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding residents of Narragansett and South Kingstown that the deadline to register to vote in the May 5 Primary Election for House District 33 is this Sunday, April 5. State law requires voters to be registered at least 30 days before an election in order...
03/30/2015 15:15 EDT
Nomination papers will be available on Wednesday, April 1 A total of seven candidates have filed the required declaration of candidacy form with their local board of canvassers as a first step towards appearing on the ballot in the Special Election for House District 33. The deadline for filing...
03/24/2015 17:00 EDT
Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding businesses today that the deadline for filing 2015 annual reports for all business corporations is Tuesday, March 31 at 4:30 p.m. Business corporations that remit a 2015 annual report after March 31 will be assessed a $25 late filing...
03/23/2015 11:45 EDT
Candidates for the House District 33 Special Election (South Kingstown and Narragansett) must officially declare Thursday, March 26 or Friday, March 27, 2015 Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding candidates and potential candidates in the Special Election for House...
03/18/2015 15:00 EDT
Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea announced today that there will be a special election in House District 33 to fill the seat of former State Representative Donald J. Lally, Jr. on Tuesday, June 9, 2015. House District 33 includes parts of Narragansett and South Kingstown. "I appreciate...
03/10/2015 17:45 EDT
Second meeting to take place Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 10AM The Secretary of State's Lobbying Advisory Task Force, established to help guide efforts to strengthen and clarify Rhode Island's lobbying laws and regulations while ensuring transparency, will hold its second meeting Wednesday,...
03/04/2015 19:45 EST
First meeting to take place Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 10AM Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea has convened a Lobbying Advisory Task Force that will help guide efforts to strengthen and clarify Rhode Island's lobbying laws and regulations while ensuring transparency. "The state's lobbying...
03/02/2015 09:15 EST
I join all Rhode Islanders in mourning the passing of Rhode Island State Senator Mike Lenihan and celebrating his key contributions to our great state. As one of his former constituents, I hold dear memories of our interactions. He encouraged me, and so many others like me, to get involved in civic
02/26/2015 15:30 EST
Today, Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea's Transition Committee released its report, "Restart Rhode Island." The Committee, chaired by Arianne Corrente and consisting of 12 prominent business, civic and non-profit leaders from across Rhode Island, has outlined 20 key recommendations designed to...
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