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R.I. secretary of state highlights weekend in-person voting options

PROVIDENCE – A handful of municipalities will be offer early, in-person voting on Saturday ahead of the Nov. 3 election, R.I. Secretary of State...

R.I. election administrators estimate half of Nov. election votes will come...

PROVIDENCE – State election administrators are predicting a record number of Rhode Island voters will cast their ballots before Election Day this year. R.I. Secretary...
THE R.I. SENATE finance committee will begin its review of the International Game Technology PLC contract next week. /PBN FILE PHOTO/ PAM BHATIA

Did state Democratic leaders make the right call delaying decisions on...

House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello, Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio and Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, all Democrats, on Sept. 11 announced that the General...

Democrats open a new kind of convention

ATLANTA (AP) — The Democratic Party will convene, sort of, amid a pandemic that has upended the usual pomp-and-circumstance of presidential nominating conventions. Democratic National...

High court nixes GOP move for ballot witness in Rhode Island

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. Supreme Court is leaving in place an agreement that allows Rhode Island residents to vote by mail in two...

Voters will have second chance to remove “Plantations” from state name

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island voters will be next to decide on whether to remove "and Providence Plantations" from the state's official name after legislation...
Nellie M. Gorbea

Gorbea extends voter-registration deadlines before June 2 primary

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island residents will have more time to register to vote or disaffiliate from a political party before the state’s June 2...
OPENING FOR HACKERS? The R.I. Board of Elections is studying whether modems added to voting machines in 2016 now represent a cybersecurity risk because they transmit encrypted data over the internet. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Raimondo greenlights postponing R.I. primary

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced in a tweet on Monday that she will sign an executive order postponing the state’s presidential primary...
HOUSE SPEAKER Nicholas A. Mattiello will be challenged by GOP candidate Barbara Ann Fenton-Fung for his House of Representative seat representing District 15 of Cranston. / PBN FILE PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Speaker Mattiello to face challenge from Fenton-Fung

CRANSTON (AP) – Barbara Ann Fenton-Fung, a Republican activist and wife of a two-time GOP candidate for governor of Rhode Island, filed paperwork Monday...
VOTING WILL begin in Rhode Island for the 2018 primary election on Wednesday. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/PATRICK T. FALLON

Are you engaged in the 2020 presidential primaries and caucuses?

The Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire presidential primaries are in the books. Up next is Nevada’s Democratic caucus on Feb. 22. Massachusetts primaries are on...

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