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Providence, RI – Today Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea announced new deadlines for Rhode Island's Presidential Preference Primary, which was delayed to June 2 due to health concerns regarding the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.
"To ensure that all Rhode Islanders can cast a ballot in a safe
Statement from Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea on Governor Gina Raimondo's Executive Order Moving Rhode Island's Presidential Preference Primary to June 2
I applaud Governor Raimondo's efforts to protect the health of Rhode Island voters and election workers, and I thank her for her leadership during this challenging time.
A predominantly mail ballot election will ensure that all eligible Rhode Islanders can cast a ballot in a safe and secure...
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Secretary Gorbea Updates Operations to Prevent Coronavirus/COVID-19 Transmission in Rhode Island
On March 16, 2020, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo announced that the State House is closed to the public until further notice....
Providence, RI – Today Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea announced the launch of the Rhode Island Department of State's new Business Services website at http://sos.ri.gov/. The new website streamlines content to be more relevant and user-friendly, making it easier to start, maintain and grow a...
Providence, RI –Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea hosted a free training session for more than 60 census organizers from across New England today at the Rhode Island State House. The event featured several workshops for groups and individuals planning census outreach and education efforts in...
Providence, RI – With Census 2020 right around the corner, Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is co-hosting a free training session for census organizers on Thursday, March 5, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Rhode Island State House Library. The event will feature several workshops for groups...
Providence, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea reminds Rhode Island voters that there are two special elections scheduled next week on Tuesday, March 3, 2020.
One special election is for Representative in General Assembly District 56, which includes the city of Central Falls. Polling place
Rhode Island Director of Elections Named Chair of National Non-Profit Tasked with Voter Roll Accuracy
Providence, RI – Rob Rock, Rhode Island's Director of Elections under Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea, has been elected as the Chair of the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC).
ERIC is a bipartisan, non-profit organization made up of 29 states and the District of Columbia that
Providence, RI – Today Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea announced a new era of accountability and transparency in Rhode Island government with the launch of the Lobbying and Legislation Data Exploration Tool.
The Data Exploration Tool is an interactive resource available to the public on the
Providence, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea hosted a ceremony today to recognize the 100th anniversary of Rhode Island's ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted American women the right to vote.
Secretary Gorbea was joined in the State House Library by prominent female...
PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea announced today that there will be a special election for Representative in General Assembly District 56 to fill the seat of Representative Shelby Maldonado. The special election will be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Representative District 56...
PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea has announced the successful launch of Rhode Island's new Central Voter Registration System (CVRS). The CVRS is a computer database that houses the state's list of registered voters and acts as Rhode Island's candidate management system. The new...
PROVIDENCE, RI – This week, Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea announced the launch of the Count Me In! data story, a free online resource that lets users explore and compare centuries of data from state and federal censuses in Rhode Island.
"Our new data story is an incredible and user-...
PROVIDENCE, RI – With the 2020 Census right around the corner, Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea invites the public to come explore the "why" and the "how" of the decennial census at the new Rhode Island State Archives exhibition: Count Me In!
Established by the country's founding fathers in...
NEWPORT, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea convened over 140 elections and IT officials for a Cybersecurity Summit today at Salve Regina University's Pell Center in Newport. The five-hour forum gave Rhode Island elections officials from nearly every city and town an opportunity to talk with
PROVIDENCE, RI - Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is preparing a major mail campaign as part of her ongoing efforts to maintain the accuracy of our state's voter rolls while following strict voter protections under state and federal law.
The Department of State's Elections Division will send
PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea reminds Woonsocket voters that there is a special primary election in their community on Tuesday, July 2nd for city council. There are four candidates running. The top two vote-getters will move on to a special election on August 6th.
PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea invites the public to come explore the Italian American story in Rhode Island at the new State Archives exhibition: Andiamo! Italians Make Their Mark in Rhode Island.
Rhode Island has the highest population of Italian Americans per capita in
Secretary Gorbea Announces Next Step in Building Secure, Streamlined Central Voter Registration System
PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea today announced the latest step in building a new Central Voter Registration System (CVRS) for Rhode Island. The CVRS is a computer database that houses the state's list of registered voters and acts as Rhode Island's election management system. The
PROVIDENCE, RI – Today Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea released the results of a study commissioned by her office to evaluate the current space and storage conditions of the Rhode Island State Archives, as well as risks posed to the historic documents within.
The study was conducted by the...
PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea today announced the allocation of grant money to every Rhode Island city and town to strengthen the security of voting systems and improve election processes.
The $100,000 in funding is part of Rhode Island's share of $3 million from Congress
PROVIDENCE, RI – To kick off National Small Business Week, today Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea announced the launch of the RI Business Data Hub, an interactive resource available to the public on the Department of State's website at http://sos.ri.gov/.
The RI Business Data Hub allows...
PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea has been elected by her peers to serve on the Executive Committee of the Elections Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center (EI-ISAC). The announcement was made this afternoon during the group's quarterly call.
EI-ISAC is funded
PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea today encouraged all Rhode Islanders to take part in the upcoming 2020 United States census. As part of the "2020 Census Day of Action" event at the State House, Secretary Gorbea joined other state leaders to generate awareness of the census and...
Providence, RI–Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea invites Rhode Islanders to come explore the evolution of waterways in Providence and the impacts of these changes over time at the Rhode Island State Archives exhibit: Waterways: Past and Present. The new exhibit uses historic maps, photographs,...
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