PROVIDENCE, RI –Rhode Island is now the ninth state in the country to enact
Automatic Voter Registration (AVR). Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea lauded
Governor Gina Raimondo for signing AVR into law:

“I promised Rhode Islanders that I would work to ensure that elections in our state
are fair, fast and accurate. Having clean voter lists is critical to preserving the
integrity of our elections, which is why I made enacting Automatic Voter
Registration a priority. Automatic Voter Registration will help reduce the bloat in
our voter rolls resulting from unintentional, duplicate voter registrations and help
increase voter participation. I thank Governor Raimondo for signing this important
election reform bill into law. I also thank House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello, Senate
President Dominick Ruggerio; our sponsors Representative David Coughlin, Jr. and
Senator Gayle Goldin; and the entire General Assembly for their overwhelming support
of legislation that will further our efforts to modernize and maintain the integrity
of elections in Rhode Island.”