is highlighted in the November issue of Governing Magazine for her national
leadership in modernizing the state's elections systems. The article notes
that states and the federal government are largely ignoring the problem of
outdated voting machines, but "Rhode Island is the exception when it
comes to modernizing election equipment."
led the charge to upgrade our voting machines. The new machines were first
used in Rhode Island's September Primaries.
is Democracy's infrastructure. When I ran for office, I pledged to Rhode
Islanders that I would utilize the latest technology to modernize elections
in our state. I’m pleased to make good on that promise by implementing
these systems so that the state can deliver fair, fast, and accurate
elections," Secretary Gorbea said.
convenes roundtable discussion on elections integrity
recently convened Rhode Island's political and civic leaders for a
roundtable discussion on elections integrity. The diverse group
discussed voting equipment security safeguards, the integrity of the
state’s central voter registration database, and ways in which Rhode
Islanders can report any concerns they have while at the polls.
national discourse and media coverage on cyberattacks or other
fraudulent activities has the potential to undermine Rhode Islanders trust
in the election system. That's why I have convened a roundtable and
invited Rhode Island's political and civic leaders to discuss the
integrity of Rhode Island's elections," Secretary Gorbea said.
If you are casting
your vote with an absentee mail ballot, time is running out to return your
ballot! A reminder that post marks don't count and your mail
ballot must be received by the State Board of Elections by 8 p.m. November
8. To make sure your vote is counted, be sure to have your ballot in the
mail by Friday, November 4.
"Get Out The Vote" Toolkit Civic participation is critical to our success as a state
and Secretary Gorbea needs your help to encourage all eligible
Rhode Islanders to #BeAVoter on
To help people get
excited for the upcoming election, the Department of State has provided
this social media toolkit to help get out the vote on Election Day. Below
are videos, messages, and links that you can use on Twitter and Facebook to help spread the message
to #BeAVoter in Rhode Island.
And don't forget
to use #BeAVoter on Election Day when you share that you
Government is accountable to the people. On November 8 make your voice
heard and #BeAVoter.
Voting at the
Not sure what to
expect on Election Day? Check out this video and see how easy it is
You have time
You lead a busy
life, but there's always time to vote!#BeAVoter on
Your vote is your
voice, and on November 8, make your voice heard. #BeAVoter.
¿No está seguro de
qué esperar en el día de las elecciones? Vea este video para ver lo fácil
que es #SeaUnVotante el día de las elecciones.
Usted Tiene Tempo
Usted lleva una vida ocupada, pero siempre hay tiempo para votar. #SeaUnVotante el
8 de noviembre.