Current News

Secretary Bellows Statement Regarding REAL ID Enforcement Delay
December 5, 2022
Secretary Bellows Announces Ballot Recount for Somerset County Commissioner Race
December 1, 2022
Citizen Initiative Regarding Campaign Spending Restrictions Found Valid with 67,550 Signatures
December 1, 2022
Citizen Initiative for Consumer-Owned Utilities Found Valid with 69,735 Signatures
November 30, 2022
Secretary Bellows Announces Official Tabulation of 2022 General Election
November 29, 2022
BMV Branches Only Open to Appointments Today

November 29, 2022
Secretary Bellows Warns of Misleading Corporation and Non-Profit Solicitations
November 29, 2022
Secretary Bellows to Visit Polling Places on Election Day
November 4, 2022
Absentee Ballot Requests Surpass 2018 Total
October 31, 2022
Student Mock Election Results Released
October 28, 2022
BMV to unveil appointments system
October 24, 2022
Student Mock Election to be Held This Week
October 24, 2022
General Election Day 2022 – Three Weeks Away
October 18, 2022
Sec. Bellows, Gov. Mills, Maine Suffrage Centennial to unveil historic women’s suffrage marker at State House
August 25, 2022
Secretary Reminds Mainers of Ability to Conduct Some BMV Business Online
August 12, 2022
New Maine Laws in Effect This Week

August 9, 2022
Maine Voters Can Request Absentee Ballots for November 8 Election
August 8, 2022
Automatic Voter Registration to be Unveiled at BMV Locations
July 19, 2022
New Law to Prevent Catalytic Converter Theft in Effect Next Month
July 11, 2022
Thorndike, Beddington and Deblois Residents can now Renew Vehicle Registrations Online
July 6, 2022
Secretary Bellows announces results of ballot recount for 2022 Republican Primary for State House District 73

June 27, 2022
Secretary Bellows announces ballot recount for State House District 73
June 22, 2022
Secretary Bellows announces ranked-choice tabulation results for Senate District 16
June 16, 2022
Secretary Bellows announces ranked-choice tabulation for Senate District 16
June 15, 2022
Secretary Bellows to visit polling locations on Primary Election Day
June 13, 2022
Matinicus Isle Plantation residents can now renew vehicle registrations online
June 10, 2022
Driver license reinstatement fees can now be paid online
June 8, 2022
Annual reports for business and nonprofit entities are due Wednesday, June 1
May 26, 2022
REAL ID enforcement deadline less than a year away
May 11, 2022
Secretary Bellows seeks nominations for John Lewis Youth Leadership Award
May 9, 2022
Secretary Bellows releases draft rule regarding obscene license plates
May 5, 2022
Maine Permanent Commission on the Status of Women Releases Biennial Report
April 20, 2022
Secretary of State Signs Contact for New Central Voter Registration System
April 19, 2022
Maine receives $1M federal appropriation for Election Security
April 4, 2022
Financial responsibility filings to BMV can now be submitted online
March 30, 2022
House Votes to Strengthen Protections for Election Workers
March 29, 2022
Secretary of State Hosts Cybersecurity Summit for Local Election Officials
March 22, 2022
Bellows statement on audit and training division inclusion in budget change package

March 18, 2022
Committee Votes to Strengthen Protections for Election Workers, Ballots, and Election Infrastructure
February 7, 2022
Sec. Bellows’ statement on passing of Augusta Rep. Donna Doore
January 31, 2022
Rapid Renewal processes 2,500,000th online vehicle registration renewal
January 27, 2022
Special election set to fill Senate District 7
January 26, 2022
2021 winners of Native American Essay Contest Announced
January 24, 2022
Calais BMV branch temporarily closed
January 20, 2022
Bangor BMV moving to 396 Griffin Road
Janaury 20, 2022
Bill introduced to modernize liens and titling at BMV
January 18, 2022
Secretary Bellows’ statement on MLK Day
January 17, 2022
Advisory: Bellows, BMV to testify on transportation bills
January 12, 2022
Public hearing held for Bellows, Luchini bill to increase access to voting
January 12, 2022
Pierce introduces proposal to protect election integrity
January 12, 2022
Secretary Bellows to testify on bill to protect election workers
January 12, 2022
Corporate annual reports for 2022 now available
January 4, 2022
2022 Candidate forms now available online
January 1, 2022

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