elections

Secretary Nellie Gorbea provides insights on elections and cybersecurity

On February 10, 2018, Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea served as an expert panelist on the topic of elections security. The panel was part of a day-long information session organized by the US Elections Assistance Commission (EAC) and held at the National Press Club in Washington DC. Secretary Gorbea was able to highlight the success that Rhode Island's Department of State has had as it has worked to ensure the integrity and improving  the security of elections while expanding access to the ballot box. 

Rhode Island Enacts Online Voter Registration

Making online voter registration a reality was one of Secretary Gorbea's key campaign commitments. Secretary Gorbea worked with Senators Senators Goldin, Lynch Prata, Conley, Lombardi, and Walaska, and Representatives Regunberg, Keable, Handy, Blazejewski, and Barros to craft this important piece of legislation. On April 6, 2016, Governor Gina Raimondo signed and enacted Rhode Island's new online voter registration law.

Secretary Gorbea Reviews RI Presidential Preference Primary

On April 30th, 2016, the Providence Journal published a commentary by Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea on the Presidential Preference Primary on April 26th.  To read Secretary Gorbea's commentary you can go to http://www.providencejournal.com/opinion/20160430/nellie-m-gorbea-primar....

Secretary Gorbea Presents Plan to Modernize Voting and Elections, Increase Participation

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 early in-person voting and strengthen rules around handling mail ballots.