PORTSMOUTH, R.I. \u2014 Rep. Terri-Denise Cortvriend will host her 30th "Talks with Terri" with special guest Nellie Gorbea, Rhode Island Secretary of State, this Wednesday, Aug. 5.\n\nThe event will start at 8:30 a.m. via Zoom. The major topic of discussion will be Get #voteReadyRI - Voting in Rhode Island's Primary on Sept. 8 and General Election on Nov. 3.\n\nPossible topics include:\n\n \tWhat is the status of voting in Rhode Island for the Primary and General Election?\n \tWhat are three options for voting safely and securely in Rhode Island?\n \tHow do you confirm that you are registered to vote?\n \tWhat are the deadlines to vote in the primary?\n \tHow do you request a mail ballot?\n \tWhat will Election Day look like?\n\nRep Cortvriend asks participants to bring their questions and a cup of coffee of tea and join in the conversation. Questions may also be submitted in advance during registration.\n\nThis event is free and open to the public. Registration is required to receive a zoom link to participate. To register: https:\/\/forms.gle\/VdmCnwsfkntmhGbcA\n\nCortvriend has served as District 72\u2019s R.I. State House Representative for the past two years, and is running for re-election.\n\nShe is a long-term Rhode Islander, the mother of Savanna Cortvriend, and a graduate of Portsmouth public schools. The Founder and CEO of Ocean Link, Inc., a marine trade business in Melville, Cortvriend has been a small business owner and employer for more than 30 years.\n\nShe also served 10 years on the Portsmouth School Committee, including four years as chair. Terri has also served as a board member of the Newport Chamber of Commerce, and as both chair and vice-chair of the Portsmouth Tank Farm Redevelopment Advisory Committee.\n\nShe serves on the Restoration Advisory Board for Naval Station Newport, and on the IYRS Marine System Program Advisory Committee. She was elected and served two terms on the Portsmouth Water and Fire District Advisory Board.\n\nCortvriend served on the Portsmouth Economic Development Committee, and on the Portsmouth Charter Review Committee. Cortvriend is proud to be a long-standing member of the Portsmouth Democratic Town Committee.