Rhode Island Takes Important Step to Secure Elections with Post-Election Audits
September 20, 2017
Last night, the General Assembly passed important legislation to increase security of Rhode Island elections with post-election audits to ensure the accuracy of vote counts. The bills, once they are signed by Governor Gina Raimondo who has publicly supported them, will phase in the use of an innovative procedure called risk-limiting post-election audits. These audits serve as a check on the initial machine counts reported on election night, and confirm that our election results are correct.
Rhode Island Tightens Election Security with "Risk-Limiting" Audits
September 19, 2017
America’s smallest state set a big example for the country on Tuesday.
Rhode Island Joins Parade to Automatic Voter Registration
July 19, 2017
Good news this afternoon from Rhode Island, where Gov. Gina Raimondo has signed a bill providing automatic voter registration to qualified citizens doing business with state agencies.
Rhode Island Set to Adopt Automatic Voter Registration
July 5, 2017
It went mostly unnoticed as Americans took off on Friday for an extended holiday weekend, but Rhode Island is about to become the ninth state to automatically add to its voter rolls qualified citizens who do business with state agencies.
Rhode Island Becomes 9th State to Enact Automatic Voter Registration Since 2015
June 30, 2017
Today, Rhode Island became the ninth state, along with the District of Columbia, to successfully pass legislation to enable automatic voter registration (AVR). The bill passed by the General Assembly, and headed to Governor Gina Raimondo for signing, could allow eligible voters to automatically register to vote when they interact with state agencies. Since 2015, states have passed or adopted measures that could add millions of eligible voters to the rolls in Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Oregon, Vermont, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.