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In observance of Patriot's Day all Secretary of State offices will be closed on Monday, April 17, 2023.

As you browse through our website, you will find a very diverse Department with three distinct bureaus - the Bureau of Corporations, Elections and Commissions, the Maine State Archives and the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. While each bureau has unique duties in the services and information it provides to the citizens of Maine, they all share the Department's goals of ensuring customer satisfaction and providing quality services. [ Read more about the Department ]



Is your organization interested in a virtual visit with Secretary Bellows as part of her listening tour? Reach out to our office to schedule a listening session with the Secretary, as an opportunity for your members to share ideas and comments about the work of the Department of the Secretary of State.


What's New in the Department

Public Comment Period Now Open on Wording of Ballot Question - An Act Regarding Automotive Right to Repair
Public Comment Period Now Open on Wording of Ballot Question - An Act to Require Voter Approval of Certain Borrowing by Government
BMV Unveils Plan for New Standard License Plate Featuring 1901 Maine Flag Design
Secretary Bellows Announces Final Wording on Two Referendum Questions
Citizen Iinitiative Regarding Voter Approval for Certain Public Borrowing Found Valid with 68,807 Signatures

Secretary Bellows Statement on Two Year Anniversary of Attack on U.S. Capitol

Public Comment Periods Now Open on Wording of Ballot Questions

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  • Medical Advisory Board Meeting
    Date:  April 7, 2023
    Time:  12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Location: Please contact the Bureau of Motor Vehicles by April 6, 2023 to register and for the location.
     Thea Fickett (207-624-9000, ext. 52124)