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Rapid Renewal Service Marks 2nd Year Anniversary
December 23, 2002
Secretary Gwadosky Encourages Highway Safety for Holidays
December 20, 2002

** MEDIA ADVISORY ** Holiday Highway Safety Awareness Event Scheduled for
Friday, December 20, 2002 at 10:00 a.m.

December 19, 2002

Secretary Gwadosky to Host Election Reform Conference
December 11, 2002

Secretary Gwadosky to Meet with Maine Driver Education Association to Discuss Safety Initiatives for Young Drivers
December 10, 2002

County Recount Completed
December 3, 2002

County Recount to Begin on Monday
November 27, 2002

Secretary Gwadosky to Address Legislative Youth Advisory Council
November 27, 2002

Recount Completed for House District 133
November 26, 2002

Farmington Residents Can Now Renew Vehicle Registrations over the Internet
November 26, 2002
Palermo Residents Can Now Renew Vehicle Registrations over the Internet
November 26, 2002
Madison Residents Can Now Renew Vehicle Registrations over the Internet
November 25, 2002

Recount Resumes for Senate District 16
November 22, 2002

Recounts Completed in House Districts 65 and 81
November 22, 2002

Recounts Completed in House Districts 80 and 111
November 20, 2002

Update on Senate District 16 Recount
November 19, 2002

Update on Senate District 16
November 18, 2002

Recounts Completed for House Districts 101 and 106
November 15, 2002

Recount Completed for Senate District 24
November 14, 2002

Recount Requested in District Attorney Race
Prosecutorial District 7 Washington and Hancock Counties to be recounted

November 13, 2002

Additional House and Senate Recounts Scheduled
November 13, 2002

House and Senate Reocunts Scheduled
November 12, 2002

Secretary Gwadosky to Visit Polling Sites Election Day
November 4, 2002

Wells Residents Can Now Renew Vehicle Registrations over the Internet
November 1, 2002

Mock Election Voters Pick Baldacci, Collins, Allen and Raye
October 31, 2002


Mock Election to be Held Today! Student to Tabulate Votes at 2 Locations
October 30, 2002


Students Prepare for October 30th Mock Election
October 29, 2002

Secretary Gwadosky Challenges Voters to Continue Longstanding Tradition of High Voter Turnout
October 29, 2002
Limestone Residents Can Now Renew Vehicle Registrations over the Internet
October 17, 2002

Good Samaritan Agency to be Honored for 100 Years of Incorporation
October 10, 2002

Bar Harbor Savings and Loan Association to be Honored for
100 Years of Incorporation

October 10, 2002


Patten Residents Can Now Renew Vehicle Registrations over the Internet
September 16, 2002

Businesses and Organizations to Take Part in Statewide Voter Registration Week
September 13, 2002
Caswell Residents Can Now Renew Vehicle Registrations over the Internet
September 9, 2002

Secretary Gwadosky Announces Change in Motor Vehicle Mobile Unit Location in York

September 9, 2002

Kick-off for "Vote in Honor of a Veteran" Program Held at World War II Memorial

September 4, 2002
***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Post-Labor Day Kickoff for "Vote in Honor of a Veteran" Program
August 30, 2002


Sangerville Residents Can Now Renew Vehicle Registrations Over the Internet
August 30, 2002

North Yarmouth Residents Can Now Renew Vehicle Registrations Over the Internet
August 23, 2002

Secretary Gwadosky Urges Congress to Pass Election Reform
August 7, 2002

Auburn Teen Finishes First in Driver Challenge
August 3, 2002

Teen Driver Challenge Scheduled for Saturday
August 1, 2002


***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Secretary Gwadosky Invites Local Officials to Demonstration of Rapid Renewal
August 1, 2002


Maine Secretary of State Dan A. Gwadosky Elected President of National Association of Secretaries of State

July 31, 2002


Secretary Gwadosky to hold ballot drawing - Results will set order of questions on November 5 ballot
July 11, 2002


Fort Kent Residents Can Now Renew Vehicle Registrations over the Internet
July 8, 2002


***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Secretary Gwadosky to Demonstrate Rapid Renewal for City Council
Westbrook Residents Can Now Renew Vehicle Registrations over the Internet

July 1, 2002


2nd Congressional District Primary Recount Ends with Woodcock Withdrawal
June 28, 2002

2nd Congressional District Primary Recount Update
June 27, 2002

2nd Congressional District Primary Recount Continues
June 26, 2002

Recount Begins in 2nd Congressional District Republican Primary
June 25, 2002

Recount Scheduled for 2nd Congressional District Republican Primary
June 10, 2002

Secretary Gwadosky to Visit Polling Sites Election Day
June 4, 2002

Fidelity Chapter, No. 32, Order of Eastern Star to be Honored for 100 Years of Incorporation
June 10, 2002

Bond Questions Open to All Registered Voters
June 4, 2002

1930 Census Documents Now Available at Maine State Archives
May 31, 2002
Bowdoinham Residents Can Now Renew Vehicle Registrations over the Internet
May 10, 2002
Secretary of State Continues to Expand Virtual Office with Annual Reports Online
Convenient alternative allows corporations to file reports over the Internet

May 6, 2002

Secretary Gwadosky to Take Part in Community Conversation - Presentation and Panel Discussion Regarding Safety Issues Faced by Young Drivers - Wednesday May 8, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. at Lawrence High School.
May 6, 2002


Richmond Residents Can Now Renew Vehicle Registrations over the Internet
May 3, 2002

Secretary Gwadosky Presents Lorraine M. Fleury Award to Rhonda Starks - Contribution to Election Process Honored at Annual Elections Conference

May 2, 2002

Secretary Gwadosky to Address Belfast Rotary - Presentation to Outline Safety Issues Surrounding Young Drivers
April 23, 2002
State Grants to Save Historic Films, Maps, Photos, and Audio Tapes
April 23, 2002
Law Court Upholds Gwadosky's Decision to Invalidate Tax Cap Petition
April 17, 2002

Order of Bond Questions Set for June Ballot
April 12, 2002

* MEDIA ADVISORY * Public Drawing to Set Bond Question Order for June 11 Ballot - Friday, April 12, 2002
April 11, 2002

Secretary Gwadosky to Conduct Lottery to Determine Length of Terms for New Ethics Commission Members
April 5, 2002

Secretary Gwadosky Rules on Candidate Petition Challenges
Petition for House District 123 Invalidated; Petition for Senate District 7 Upheld as Valid

April 5, 2002

Maine History Day Competition Brings Students to Augusta - State Winners will travel to Maryland for National History Day
April 2, 2002

***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Hearings Scheduled for Candidate Petition Challenges
March 27, 2002


Address Confidentiality Legislation for Domestic Violence Victims Becomes Law
March 27, 2002
Court Upholds Secretary Gwadosky's Ruling on Tax Cap Petitions
March 20, 2002
Changes in Hours at Motor Vehicle Mobile Unit Locations
March 18, 2002
Recount Completed for Senate District 27
March 12, 2002

Recount Scheduled for Senate District 27 Special Election
March 7, 2002

Special Election Results - Michael Brennan Apparent Winner in Senate District 27 Race
March 6, 2002

Brewer Residents Can Now Renew Vehicle Registrations over the Internet
March 1, 2002

Secretary of State Reviews Additional Information on Tax Cap Petition and Stands by Original Decision to Invalidate
February 28, 2002

**MEDIA ADVISORY** Secretary Gwadosky to Demonstrate Rapid Renewal for Town Council
Fairfield Residents Can Now Renew Vehicle Registrations over the Internet
February 27, 2002
**MEDIA ADVISORY** Secretary Gwadosky to Demonstrate Rapid Renewal for Selectmen
Wiscasset Residents Can Now Renew Vehicle Registrations over the Internet
February 26, 2002

Secretary Gwadosky to Present Report on Municipal Excise Tax Study to Transportation Committee Tomorrow
February 20, 2002

Secretary of State Invites 2002 Poster and Essay Winners to Visit State Capital
February 14, 2002

Secretary Gwadosky Encourages Maine Citizens to Consider the Gift of Organ Donation on Valentine's Day - New brochure explains how to indicate your intention on driver's license
February 13, 2002

Monday at 5 p.m. is Deadline to File Citizen Initiative Petitions for November 5, 2002 Ballot
January 24, 2002

Special Election Date Scheduled for Senate District 27
January 23, 2002

Yarmouth Residents Can Now Renew Vehicle Registrations over the Internet

January 18, 2002

Candidate Petition Forms Available for 2002 Election Cycle
January 4, 2002


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