Watch Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea on Newsmakers


Secretary Gorbea was featured on Newsmakers to talk about Rhode Island's election system and the exciting new changes being made to improve voting. She sat down with Tom White and Ted Nesi to talk about reducing costs, protecting against cyber attacks, and the top two changes that need to be made for future elections.



What are those top two changes? Gorbea listed: 

  • Implementing early in-person voting. People are busy and don't always have time to get to a polling location on a weekday or do the paperwork required to cast an emergency mail ballot. 
  • Automatic voter registration. If you update your driver's license at the DMV, then you could be automatically registered to vote.

Since this interview, the automatic voter registration bill pushed by Secretary Gorbea was passed in the Rhode Island House of Representatives. What do you think Secretary Gorbea should focus on next to continue to improve voting? Let her know by contacting her on Facebook or Twitter

Interested in seeing the full interview? Watch the video here