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Gonzalo A. Cuervo

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07/22/2015 11:15 EDT
"I am excited that the Rhode Island Department of State has been awarded a $35 thousand grant from the Knight Foundation's Knight Prototype Fund to explore new and innovative ways to increase voter participation among younger Rhode Islanders. The Rhode Island Department of State is dedicated to...
06/30/2015 12:30 EDT
Voters in North Smithfield will head to the polls on Tuesday, July 7, for a Special Election to fill a vacancy on the Town Council. On Thursday, July 2, Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea will host a voter outreach event in North Smithfield aimed at increasing awareness and voter participation.
06/18/2015 12:00 EDT
A new exhibit at the Rhode Island State Archives offers the public a unique opportunity to view remarkable and curious items spanning hundreds of years of our state's history. These items range from examples of colonial money, both authentic and counterfeit, to records of piracy trials, and even H....
06/17/2015 19:00 EDT
"Today, the House of Representatives voted, by an overwhelming majority, to approve the Voting and Elections Modernization Act. This legislation will make it easier for citizens to register to vote and update their voter information, and it will improve the accuracy and integrity of Rhode Island's
06/10/2015 14:45 EDT
"I want to thank Chairman Keable and the members of the House Judiciary Committee for recommending passage of H 6051 Sub A, the Voting and Elections Modernization Act of 2015, yesterday. This legislation, sponsored by Representatives Regunberg, Handy, Keable, Blazejewski and Barros, empowers Rhode...
06/03/2015 13:30 EDT
Voters in House District 33, which includes parts of Narragansett and South Kingstown, will head to the polls on Tuesday, June 9, for a Special Election to elect a new State Representative. This Friday, June 5, Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea will host voter outreach events aimed at increasing...
05/20/2015 10:00 EDT
Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea has released the 2015-2016 Rhode Island Government Owner's Manual, a comprehensive publication that features information on local and state officials, and the state's Congressional delegation. The publication also includes our State Constitution and Charter, and...
05/18/2015 11:00 EDT
Click on the link below for images from the 2015 Rhode Island Civic Leadership Award ceremony celebrated on Friday, May 8, at the Rhode Island State House. The Civic Leadership Awards are given annually to two outstanding students from every high school in Rhode Island who have made remarkable...
05/13/2015 14:15 EDT
Providence, Rhode Island â€" Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea today announced legislation that will strengthen, clarify and increase the transparency of Rhode Island's lobbying laws. Secretary Gorbea's comprehensive approach is contained in bills (H-6178, S-904) introduced on her behalf by...
05/12/2015 14:30 EDT
Providence, Rhode Island - Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea will announce legislation to strengthen, clarify and increase the transparency of Rhode Island's lobbying laws at a press conference tomorrow. Secretary Gorbea will also announce the Department of State's action on the administrative...
05/07/2015 18:30 EDT
Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea will honor 104 high school students representing more than 68 schools from across the state at an outdoor State House ceremony on Friday, May 8, at 5:30 PM. Secretary Gorbea will present the students with the 2015 Rhode Island Civic Leadership Award. The award
05/06/2015 13:45 EDT
Last Wednesday, April 29, Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea invited Rhode Islanders to choose a cover design for the new Rhode Island Government Owner's Manual, a comprehensive guide to local and state government published biannually by the Rhode Island Department of State. More than 500 Rhode...
05/04/2015 17:30 EDT
The Rhode Island Department of State is now accepting applications for the 2015 Summer Fellowship Program . The program provides a unique opportunity for college students to gain practical experience and knowledge about the daily operations of the Department of State and its divisions. Click on
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...
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