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In observance of Veteran's Day all Secretary of State offices will be closed Friday, November 11, 2022.

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

Citizen Initiative for Consumer-Owned Utilities Found Valid with 69,735 Signatures
Secretary Bellows Announces Official Tabulation of 2022 General Election
BMV Branches Only Open to Appointments Today

Secretary Bellows Warns of Misleading Corporation and Non-Profit Solicitations

Secretary Bellows to Visit Polling Places on Election Day

(More News)


  • 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)