State of the State RI

Guests: Pat Cortellessa, (R) Candidate for Secretary of State, facebook.com/patcortellessa.1
Nellie Gorbea, (D) Candidate for Secretary of State, nelliegorbea.com
Host: Richard August and Darlene D’Arezzo Time: 30 minutes
Incumbent Gorbea and challenger Cortellessa discuss several topics relating to the Office of Secretary of State, particularly relating to the Elections Division. The broadened use of emergency ballots to serve as an early voting mechanism under Secretary Gorbea was the initial topic of discussion, which was expanded to a discussion of a genuine form of early voting, yet to be established. Guests also discussed candidates being elected to office by a plurality of vote and the need for run-off elections; moving the primary election day; poll worker training and compensation; the current Voter ID; and more.

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State of the State is a public access television show produced in Rhode Island. Its purpose is to promote, in a non-partisan manner, the civic awareness of the general public; to promote greater civic participation and the exercise of political citizenship…


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State of the State is a public access television show produced in Rhode Island. Its purpose is to promote, in a non-partisan manner, the civic awareness of the general public; to promote greater civic participation and the exercise of political citizenship by using the television show as a means to educate and to inform the public.

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