Secretary Gorbea bringing new voting machines 
to Rhode Island voters

PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea will give voters a test drive
of their new voting machines in a series of voter outreach events throughout Rhode
Island. Voters across the state will cast their votes with the new voting equipment
starting with the September 13 Primary election. The voter outreach events give
Rhode Islanders the opportunity to preview and interact with the machines ahead of
the elections this fall.

The voting machines feature an enhanced user interface and utilize wireless
connectivity that allows for faster results reporting on election night. While
voters will be casting familiar paper ballots, a newly cleaned up ballot design now
has voters filling in an oval rather than connecting an arrow.

“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,” Secretary Gorbea said. “By updating our voting equipment, we are updating
Democracy’s infrastructure. I’m sending the new machines out to Rhode Island voters
so that they know how to use them on Election Day.»

Rhode Islanders can use the new equipment at voter outreach events detailed below.
Department of State Elections staff will also be available to give eligible Rhode
Islanders the opportunity to register to vote or update their voter registration
information using the state’s new Online Voter Registration portal at vote.ri.gov.

Date

Time

Venue

Saturday, August 06, 2016

12-1:00 PM

Summerfest/Restoration Worship Ministries

1090 Eddy Street, Providence

Saturday, August 06, 2016

4-6:00 PM

Charlestown Seafood Festival

Ninigret Park, Charlestown

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

10:00 AM

East Providence Senior Center

610 Waterman Ave, East Providence

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

3:30 PM

Bristol Senior Home

1020 Hope St., Bristol

Thursday, August 11, 2016

9:00 AM

South Kingstown Senior Center

25 St. Dominic Rd, Wakefield

Monday, August 15, 2016

12:30 PM

Wilfred Manor-Central Falls

466 Hunt St., Central Falls

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

12:30 PM

Forand Manor-Central Falls

30 Washington St, Central Falls

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

10:30 AM

DaVinci Center

470 Charles St, Providence

Thursday, August 18, 2016

11:00 AM

East Greenwich Senior Center

121 Peirce Street, East Greenwich

Saturday, August 20, 2016

TBD

Washington County Fair

78 Richmond Townhouse Rd., Richmond

Thursday, August 25, 2016

10:00 AM

Woonsocket Senior Center

84 Social St., Woonsocket

Friday, August 26, 2016

10:00 AM

Cumberland Senior Center

1464 Diamond Hill Rd #1, Cumberland

Friday, September 02, 2016

12:30 PM

Leon Mathieu Senior Center

420 Main St, Pawtucket

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

10:00 AM

St. Martin De Porres Senior Center

160 Cranston St., Providence

Thursday, September 08, 2016

11:00 AM

Johnston Senior Center

1291 Hartford Ave, Johnston

Saturday, September 10, 2016

11:00 AM

Voterpalozza

40 South Main St. Woonsocket

Saturday, September 24, 2016

10:00-3:00 PM

Exeter Library

773 Ten Rod Road (Rt 102), Exeter

Thursday, October 06, 2016

11:00 AM

Westerly Senior Center

39 State St, Westerly, RI

On July 21, Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea announced the purchase of 590 new
voting machines manufactured by Nebraska-based Elections Systems and Software to
replace the previous machines that date back to 1997. Additionally, city and town
boards of canvassers will receive ballot on-demand printers that will not only
ensure that there is never a shortage of ballots at any polling place, while
reducing waste associated with printing too many ballots. For more information about
this year’s elections, visit sos.ri.gov or call (401) 222-2340.