state Board of Elections

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The state Board of Elections is slated to review Monday the criteria it will use in hiring the board's next executive director.

The board fired after its last director, Robert Kando, last August following a series of controversies. The agency has had an acting head in place since then.

Ian Donnis / RIPR File Photo

Serious financial challenges continue to dog Rhode Island’s capital city. And now, there’s a cloud hanging over the Providence City Council, with two councilors  facing close public scrutiny.


The state Board of Elections is expected to schedule a recall election of Providence City Councilman Kevin Jackson when the board meets Monday.  This comes after Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea called on the board to take action.  

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Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea will hold the first of three meetings with an Elections Task Force tomorrow. The task force will discuss cleaning up voter rolls and the handling of new voting equipment with the input of experts.  The group consists of State Board of Elections representatives, local election officials, and voters.

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On a 4-0 vote in a closed executive session, the state Board of Elections ruled Wednesday that the Rhode Island Democratic Party didn't violate election law by spending about $90,000 from the party's federal funds for a campaign commercial that emphasizes gubernatorial candidate Gina Raimondo.

Democratic Secretary of State candidate Nellie Gorbea joins us on Bonus Q+A to discuss her campaign and various issues facing the office, including voter turnout; voter ID; lobbyist disclosure; and the level of legislative transparency.