PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea today announced the launch of a
redesigned Department of State website (www.sos.ri.gov
new website, created entirely through in-house efforts, offers a straightforward
interface that will make it easier for Rhode Islanders to quickly access the
information they need.
“As Secretary of State, I’ve been working to make this office a modern gateway that
connects Rhode Islanders and their government,” Secretary Gorbea said. “We spoke to
a number of different stakeholders and redesigned the website to have a much simpler
navigation, to be more user-friendly and make government more accessible overall.”
Based on that feedback, the website is now structured around four key areas:
* The Business Portal
step-by-step process for entrepreneurs and current business owners to start or
qualify their business in Rhode Island, along with easy access to the Department’s
online filing system.
* The Elections and Voting Portal
key information for voters and candidates. Users can link directly to the Voter
Information Center where registered voters can find their polling place and learn
about what’s on their local ballot.
* The Open Government Porta
provides access to the Department’s searchable databases including lobby tracker,
open meetings, and rules and regulations.
* The Civics and Education
Rhode Islanders can learn about and engage with our state’s rich and diverse
In addition, the website offers quick access to services for frequent
government agencies, notaries public
Users are encouraged to interact with the website at