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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.

Supporting Team Nellie

We have temporarily disabled our credit card processor page while we perform some changes. If you would like to support Nellie in her work as Secretary of State please mail a personal check to Friends of Nellie Gorbea, PO Box 5893, Providence, RI 02903. Thank you for your support!

Please note that Rhode Island State Law limits individuals to contribuing a maximum of $1,000 per calendar year. Business and corporate checks are prohibited. This campaign does not accept contributions from lobbyists registered with the State of Rhode Island.

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.

Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea Announces Overhaul of Lobbying Laws

Providence, Rhode Island – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea today announced legislation that will strengthen, clarify and increase the transparency of Rhode Island's lobbying laws. Secretary Gorbea's comprehensive approach is contained in bills (H-6178, S-904) introduced on her behalf by Representative Robert B.

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.

Join us on March 30, 2015

Join us on Monday, March 30, 2015 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm for a fundraising reception in support of our new Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea.

A year ago, we gathered to celebrate Women's History Month and support then candidate Nellie Gorbea. What a difference a year makes!! Let's support Secretary Gorbea as she starts her work to make sure government works for all Rhode Islanders. Once again we will be hosted by Ann-Marie Harrington at her offices - Embolden, 545 Pawtucket Ave., Pawtucket, RI.