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Gorbea selected for national leadership role among Secretaries of State

Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea has been appointed to lead the National Association of Secretaries of States' Standing Committee on Voter Participation for the 2015-2016 cycle. Gorbea will co-chair the committee with Secretary of State John Merrill of Alabama.

Rhode Island set to modernize its voting equipment

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island is modernizing its voting equipment.

Governor Raimondo signed legislation Thursday authorizing Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea to purchase upgraded voting equipment and software to replace current gear that is nearly two decades old. Gorbea says she wants to modernize the equipment as part of a review of the entire elections process. She says she wants to find ways to make it easier to vote and engage more people.

Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea endorses Hillary Clinton for President

"Elections are central to democracy and voting must be fair, fast and accurate. I admire Secretary Clinton for making elections a cornerstone of her campaign. It is clear that our elections must adapt to the needs of today’s voters and take advantage of modern technology. As working mothers, Secretary Clinton and I understand that no one should have to choose between voting and family or job responsibilities. I applaud Secretary Hillary Clinton’s proposals for universal and automatic voter registration, as well as early voting.

The Cranston Herald: Lobbying reform bill a chance for RI to shine

Openness. Inclusiveness. Transparency. Trust. Integrity. Fairness. When we consider the ideals to which our government ought to strive, words such as these come to mind.

When many believe the system has been weighted heavily in favor of certain groups and interests, the democratic process falters. The corrosive forces of cynicism and apathy take root and, over time, prove deeply difficulty to counter.