Current News

Libertarian Party loses party status; members now unenrolled
December 17, 2018
Recount of CD2 ranked-choice election terminated by requesting candidate
December 14, 2018
Secretary Dunlap Issues Alert to Corporations and Non-Profits Regarding Misleading Solicitations
December 12, 2018
BMV offices closed; driver license exams, mobile unit visits cancelled Wednesday
December 4, 2018
Recount of CD2 ranked-choice election to begin Thursday
December 3, 2018
Secretary Dunlap announces recount results for Hancock Judge of Probate race
November 29, 2018
Explanation of CD2 Final Tabulation
November 27, 2018
Poliquin campaign requests recount of CD2 ranked-choice election
November 26, 2018
Secretary Dunlap Announces Official Tabulation of 2018 General and Referendum Election
November 26, 2018
Secretary Dunlap announces ballot recount in Hancock County
November 21, 2018
Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap announces recount results for House District 82
November 20, 2018
Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap announces recount results for House District 58
November 19, 2018
Secretary Dunlap announces ballot recounts for House Districts 58, 82
November 19, 2018
Results of CD2 Ranked-Choice Voting Election Released
November. 15, 2018
Tabulation of CD2 ranked-choice election scheduled at noon today
November 15, 2018
Town of Sullivan now offering Rapid Renewal Service
November 9, 2018
Secretary Dunlap confirms: Congressional District 2 tabulation will go into ranked-choice voting rounds
November 7, 2018
Sec. Dunlap to unveil new design for veterans’ license plates at Veterans Day concert in Bangor
November 5, 2018
New Video About Elections Security in Maine
November 2, 2018
Town of Warren now offering Rapid Renewal Service 
November 2, 2018
Media Advisory regarding Ranked Choice Voting Tabulations
November 1, 2018
Secretary Dunlap to visit multiple polling places on Election Day

November 1, 2018
Thursday, Nov. 1 is deadline to request absentee ballots for General Election
October 29, 2018
Towns of Athens, Portage Lake now offering Rapid Renewal Service 
October 26, 2018
Students elect Moody for governor in 2018 Mock Election
October 24, 2018
Town of Stockton Springs now offering Rapid Renewal Service 
October 19, 2018
Citizens’ Guide to the 2018 Maine Referendum Election now available online
October 5, 2018
Maine Breast Cancer Support license plate celebrates 10 years, $3M raised for cancer programs
October 1, 2018
Homeland Security grants final REAL ID waiver, Maine licenses acceptable for federal ID purposes
October 1, 2018
The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital Specialty License Plate available Oct. 1
September 28, 2018
Maine State Archives to host speakers, focus on industries during American Archives Month
September 27, 2018
Unveiling of the New Barbara Bush specialty license plate
September 27, 2018
Towns of Rockport, Damariscotta now offering Rapid Renewal Service 
September 21, 2018
Maine Bicentennial Commission to launch website, outreach campaign
September 21, 2018
Bureau of Motor Vehicles announces new schedule for several mobile driver license units
September 17, 2018
Town of Randolph now offering Rapid Renewal Service 
September 7, 2018
Special election set to fill Penobscot County Commissioner District 2 seat
August 17, 2018
Absentee Ballots for General/Referendum Election Now Available to Request Via Online Service
August 9, 2018
Secretary Dunlap releases initial report on PACEI findings
August 3, 2018
Secretary Dunlap announces order of bond questions on November ballot
August 2, 2018
Secretary Dunlap to determine order of bond questions on November ballot
July 30, 2018
Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap announces recount results for House District 110
July 6, 2018
BMV central office closed today
July 5, 2018
Secretary Dunlap announces ballot recount for House District 110
July 3, 2018
Secretary Dunlap announces results of ballot recount for House District 1
July 2, 2018
Secretary Dunlap announces ballot recount for House District 1
June 29, 2018
Court rules in favor of Sec. Dunlap in lawsuit seeking access to Elections Commission correspondence
June 27, 2018
Secretary Dunlap announces final wording of ‘universal home care’ question
June 25, 2018
Secretary Dunlap releases final results of ranked-choice Democratic primaries
June 22, 2018
Tabulation of ranked-choice primary races scheduled at 6 p.m. today
June 19, 2018
Bureau of Motor Vehicles announces new schedule for the Bridgton mobile license unit
June 18, 2018
Media advisory re: drop-off of RCV tabulation
June 14, 2018
‘Forlorn Hope,’ story of the 1st Maine Heavy Artillery, to premiere June 18 in Bucksport
June 11, 2018
Maine BMV to offer non-binary gender designation on driver’s licenses, ID cards
June 11, 2018
Media Advisory Primary Election Ranked-choice Voting Races
June 7, 2018
Secretary Dunlap to visit polling places, present awards on Election Day
June 7, 2018
Annual reports for business and nonprofit entities are due Friday, June 1
May 30, 2018
Primary Election ballots include names of 3 candidates who have withdrawn, 1 who is disqualified
May 29, 2018
Citizen’s Guide to the June 12 Special Referendum Election now available online
May 18, 2018
Town of Edgecomb now offering Rapid Renewal Service 
May 18, 2018
Public comment period now open on wording of November referendum question
May 16, 2018
Secretary Dunlap reminds voters to plan ahead if seeking to change political party affiliation
May 15, 2018
Secretary Dunlap adds animation, final rules to ranked-choice website, begins outreach tour
May 14, 2018
Kennebunk’s Merton Brown named Fleury Award winner at 2018 State Elections Conference
May 10, 2018
Secretary Dunlap announces winners of 2018 Maine Constitution Essay and Poster Contest
May 8, 2018
Supreme Judicial Court affirms Secretary Dunlap’s decision in Linn candidate petition challenge
May 8, 2018
Secretary Dunlap to host ranked-choice voting information sessions
April 30, 2018
Town of Blaine now offering Rapid Renewal Service 
April 27, 2018
Secretary Dunlap launches ranked-choice voter information resource center online
April 25, 2018
Secretary Dunlap issues decision in Linn candidate petition challenge
April 24, 2018
Secretary Dunlap schedules hearing to consider new evidence in Linn petition challenge
April 23, 2018
BMV branches to close for training days
April 23, 2018
Supreme Court decision confirms Secretary Dunlap’s plan to implement ranked-choice voting
April 18, 2018
Secretary Dunlap announces rulings on challenges of Linn, Blackburn candidate petitions
April 5, 2018
Secretary Dunlap seeking guidance on implementation of ranked-choice voting
March 29, 2018
Secretary Dunlap posts notice of emergency rule-making for ranked-choice voting, opens public comment period
March 28, 2018
Secretary Dunlap schedules hearings for candidate petition challenges
March 28, 2018
Deadline is April 3 for public comment on People’s Veto to appear in citizens’ guide
March 26, 2018
Secretary Dunlap to review three candidate petition challenges
March 22, 2018
Secretary Dunlap Issues Alert to Corporations and Non-Profits Regarding Misleading Solicitations
March 19, 2018
BMV cancelling all driver license examinations Tuesday due to snowstorm
March 12, 2018
Town of Eustis now offering Rapid Renewal Service 
March 9, 2018
BMV cancelling all driver license examinations Thursday due to snowstorm
March 7, 2018
Ranked-choice voting people’s veto effort found valid with 66,687 signatures
March 5, 2018
Citizens' initiative for 'universal home care' found valid with 64,842 signatures
February 23, 2018
Secretary Dunlap attends classified DHS briefing on security of elections
February 20, 2018
Town of Hartford now offering Rapid Renewal Service 
February 13, 2018
Proponents submit petitions to place  ranked choice voting people’s veto on June ballot
February 2, 2018
Secretary Dunlap to unveil new Emergency Medical Services license plate
January 30, 2018
Proponents submit petitions to place initiative for "universal home care" on November ballot
January 26, 2018
Town of Orland now offering Rapid Renewal Service 
January 19, 2018
Maine licenses acceptable for federal ID purposes through Oct. 10, 2018
January 16, 2018
Secretary Dunlap reminds citizens to be wary of for-profit websites offering state services
January 8, 2018
Secretary Dunlap responds to dissolution of Presidential Election Integrity Commission
January 3, 2018
BMV cancelling all driver license examinations Thursday, Friday due to storm
January 3, 2018

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