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.