Ralph Mollis

NAACP To Sponsor Voter Registration/Voter IDs

(9.29) The Office of the Secretary of State will register voters and provide free Voter IDs at a voter engagement rally sponsored by the NAACP this Saturday from 11am to 1pm at 833 Eddy Street, Providence, the home of the Prince Hall Grand Masonic Lodge, a traditionally African-American fraternal organization with roots in Rhode Island

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Ward 9 Residents Face Saturday Deadline For Special Election

Secretary of State Mollis is reminding residents of Providence’s Ward 9 that this Saturday is the deadline to register to vote in the special election to fill the late Miguel Luna’s City Council seat. Residents are scheduled to go to the polls on November 29. State law requires voters to be registered at least 30

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Rhode Island SOS — Same Old S#*t

Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis interviewed only one person for the position as his $43,321-a-year executive assistant. That must have been one heck of an interview. Of course Eleuterio Patriarca had a great reference — his brother-in-law John Fleming, Ralph Mollis’s chief of staff. This affront comes hard on the heels of the still-to-be-resolved

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Mollis Offers Guide to Government Officials

Secretary of State Mollis is once again offering you a useful tool for connecting with local, state and federal officials. The 2011 version of the “Rhode Island Government Owner’s Manual” includes contact information for the state’s Congressional delegation, municipal leaders and key officials in all three branches of state government. “We are making it easier for

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Mollis Voter Drives To Hit Campus

Secretary of State Ralph Mollis hopes URI, RIC and CCRI students are up for a practical lesson in political science during campus voter registration drives later this week. URI-Providence on Tuesday, March 29, in the Main Lobby at 80 Washington Street, Providence RIC, on Wednesday, March 30, 600 Mt. Pleasant Ave., in the Student Union,

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Mollis “Master Lever” Bill On Tap

Legislation to eliminate the so-called “master lever” from Rhode Island ballots will get its first public hearing this afternoon, Wednesday, when the House Judiciary Committee meets at the Rise in Room 313 at the State House. State law currently requires ballots to include the straight-party option, which enables voters to vote for all the candidates

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RI’s Feisty Election History On Display

The Secretary of State’s office is giving you a chance to learn more about Rhode Island’s political past by visiting a free exhibit in downtown Providence. “Rhode Island Votes: A Lively Look at Election History” features early voting machines, campaign buttons, voter guides, newspaper stories, historic ballots, photos and histories of the Dorr Rebellion and

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You Can Still Vote For One Party

It will just take a minute longer, and you’ll be forced to give it some thought. Writing in today’s Providence Journal, Edward Achorn comes out in support of a bipartisan bill that would put an end to Rhode Island’s indefensible master lever. Representatives Michael Marcello (D.-Scituate) and Brian Newberry (R.-North Smithfield) submitted a bill this

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