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Tue, 13 Apr 2021 19:15:00 GMT

Statement from Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea on Confirmation of Sabina Matos as Lt. Governor

"Congratulations to Sabina Matos on her historic confirmation as Rhode Island's next Lieutenant Governor. Our best public policies come when we have a variety of backgrounds and opinions around the policy-making table, and I look forward to having another woman of color included in these...

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 19:15:00 GMT

Statement from Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea on Confirmation of Sabina Matos as Lt. Governor

"Congratulations to Sabina Matos on her historic confirmation as Rhode Island's next Lieutenant Governor. Our best public policies come when we have a variety of backgrounds and opinions around the policy-making table, and I look forward to having another woman of color included in these...

Fri, 09 Apr 2021 16:45:00 GMT

Mail Ballot Application Deadline for Four Special Elections is Tuesday 4/13

PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding Rhode Islanders that the deadline to submit mail ballot applications for four upcoming special elections is Tuesday, April 13. Mail ballot applications must be received by election officials by 4 p.m. on April 13, not postmarked....

Thu, 01 Apr 2021 00:00:00 GMT

Secretary Gorbea Warns RI Businesses of Misleading Mailing Charging Excessive Fees

PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is warning Rhode Island businesses of a misleading mailing from a company calling itself "Rhode Island Certificate Services," with a Providence return address. The company is based in Florida and is targeting newly formed Rhode Island businesses.

Wed, 31 Mar 2021 13:30:00 GMT

Statement from Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea on Nomination of Sabina Matos as Lt. Governor

"I congratulate Providence City Council President Sabina Matos on her nomination as Rhode Island's next Lieutenant Governor. Over the last 11 years, she has served the residents of Olneyville well. I am confident she will bring that dedication to her new role. As a fellow woman of color, I...

Tue, 30 Mar 2021 11:15:00 GMT

Special Elections in Four RI Towns on May 4: Deadlines Upcoming

PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding Rhode Islanders that special elections are scheduled in four communities on May 4, 2021:

• Coventry – Town Council, District 4 (one vacant seat)
• South Kingstown – Special Referendum Election, one question totaling $85 million

Wed, 24 Mar 2021 19:00:00 GMT

Secretary Gorbea Fights for Open Government with Revised Public Records Act

PROVIDENCE, RI – Today Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea testified before the House State Government and Elections Committee in support of House bills 5944 and 5998, introduced on behalf of her office by Representative Mia Ackerman and Representative Jose Batista, respectively.

The bills would

Tue, 02 Mar 2021 21:15:00 GMT

Secretary Gorbea Statement on Confirmation of Gina Raimondo as U.S. Commerce Secretary

"Today's confirmation of Gina Raimondo as Commerce Secretary of the United States is a proud moment for all Rhode Islanders and a great way for women and girls everywhere to celebrate Women's History Month. While in the Governor's office, Secretary Raimondo worked hard to enhance commerce in the...

Tue, 23 Feb 2021 17:45:00 GMT

Secretary Gorbea: Start Returning Special Election Mail Ballots Via Secure Drop Box

PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding Rhode Island voters who requested a mail ballot for the March 2 statewide special election that all ballots must be received by the Board of Elections or placed in a secure elections drop box by 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 2. Ballots...

Mon, 22 Feb 2021 19:30:00 GMT

Secretary Gorbea Named to DHS Election Security Group

PROVIDENCE, RI –Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea has been named to the Department of Homeland Security's Election Infrastructure Subsector Government Coordinating Council (EIS-GCC). This appointment provides Secretary Gorbea another opportunity to work on a national level to support and protect...

Thu, 11 Feb 2021 14:30:00 GMT

Secretary Gorbea Again Provides Daily Updates on Election Turnout with Early In-Person Voting Underway

PROVIDENCE, RI – Early in-person voting is underway for Rhode Island's March 2 statewide referenda election. Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea will again provide daily updates on voter turnout through a new data visualization resource on vote.ri.gov.

The data visualization allows users to...

Fri, 05 Feb 2021 14:15:00 GMT

Secretary Gorbea Reminds Rhode Islanders of February 9 Mail Ballot Application Deadline for Special Election

PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding Rhode Islanders that the deadline to submit mail ballot applications for the upcoming statewide special referenda election is Tuesday, February 9. Mail ballot applications must be received by election officials by 4 p.m. on February...

Tue, 26 Jan 2021 15:30:00 GMT

Secretary Gorbea Reminds Rhode Islanders of January 31 Voter Registration Deadline for Special Election

PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding Rhode Islanders that they have until Sunday, January 31, to register to vote or update their voter information for the state's special referenda election on March 2. Rhode Islanders can check their voter registration status by using...

Tue, 19 Jan 2021 16:15:00 GMT

Secretary Gorbea Delivers $223,000 to Rhode Island Communities for March 2 Special Election

PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is allocating $223,586 to Rhode Island cities and towns for costs associated with the state's March 2 special referenda election. The funds are part of a $632,189 grant Secretary Gorbea secured from the Center for Election Innovation and Research

Mon, 11 Jan 2021 15:00:00 GMT

Secretary Gorbea Outlines March 2 Statewide Special Election

PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is outlining key information and dates for Rhode Island's special referenda election on March 2, 2021. The seven referenda questions on the ballot involve authorizing the state to borrow money through bonds and temporary notes to make capital...

Fri, 08 Jan 2021 00:15:00 GMT

Statement by Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea on Governor Gina Raimondo Being Named Commerce Secretary

"Governor Gina Raimondo has been a trailblazing leader throughout her life. In choosing her as nominee for Commerce Secretary, President-elect Biden is recognizing her experience and dedication to enhancing commerce. Governor Raimondo will serve our nation well in this role.

I am particularly...

Wed, 06 Jan 2021 22:30:00 GMT

Statement by Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea on U.S. Capitol Attack

"Today's storming of the U.S. Capitol is abhorrent. My immediate first thought was to pray for peace. May God protect the public safety officials and National Guard men and women, our members of Congress, the staff and the members of the public who are living this nightmare.

As I heartbrokenly...

Mon, 14 Dec 2020 19:00:00 GMT

Rhode Island's Electoral College Votes for Biden and Harris

PROVIDENCE, RI – Today, Rhode Island's Electoral College convened to cast their votes for president and vice president. The state's four Presidential Electors for 2020 are Elizabeth Jane Beretta-Perik, James A. Diossa, Sabina Matos, and Joseph Robert Paolino, Jr. All four electors cast their votes...

Mon, 02 Nov 2020 16:45:00 GMT

Secretary Gorbea Reminds Rhode Islanders of Last-Minute Voting Options

PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding Rhode Islanders about two last-minute voting options for tomorrow's presidential election. First, if you missed the October 4 voter registration deadline, you can register to vote on Election Day and vote in the presidential race...

Fri, 30 Oct 2020 15:30:00 GMT

Several RI Communities to Offer Early In-Person Voting this Weekend

PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is informing Rhode Island voters that several communities will be providing extended early in-person voting hours this weekend. A full list of cities and towns with weekend early in-person hours is below.

To date, more than 115,000 Rhode...

Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:15:00 GMT

Secretary Gorbea to Rhode Islanders: Start Returning Mail Ballots Via Drop Box

PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding Rhode Island voters that all mail ballots for the November 3 general election must be received by election officials by 8 p.m. on Election Day.

The United States Postal Service recommends mailing your ballot at least seven days...

Thu, 15 Oct 2020 16:45:00 GMT

Secretary Gorbea Unveils New Way to Track Voter Engagement in RI

PROVIDENCE, RI – Today, Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea announced the launch of a new data visualization on her website that breaks down voter turnout for the 2020 general election in an intuitive, clear presentation. Users can easily track how many votes have been cast in every Rhode Island...

Fri, 09 Oct 2020 17:00:00 GMT

Secretary Gorbea Reminds Rhode Islanders of October 13 Mail Ballot Application Deadline

PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding Rhode Islanders that the deadline to submit mail ballot applications for the general election is Tuesday, October 13. Mail ballot applications must be received by election officials by 4 p.m. on October 13, not postmarked.

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Thu, 01 Oct 2020 14:45:00 GMT

Secretary Gorbea Reminds Rhode Islanders of October 4 Voter Registration Deadline

PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding Rhode Islanders that they have until Sunday, October 4, to register to vote or update their voter information for the November 3 general election. Rhode Islanders can check their voter registration status by using the Department of...

Sat, 19 Sep 2020 01:00:00 GMT

Statement by Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea on the Passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

We have lost a champion of voting rights, women's rights, immigration, health care and the values that make our country great. Thank you Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for always striving to make America live up to its promise. We mourn your loss. We will continue the fight. Rest in peace, RBG.

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