Elections & Voting
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING STATE GOVERNMENT CLOSURE
In observance of Veterans Day all Secretary of State offices will be closed on
November 11, 2019.
The Division supervises and administers all elections of federal, state and county offices and referenda, and in that capacity advises election officials from 500 municipalities, 600 candidates and the general public regarding election laws and procedures; prepares, proofreads and distributes 1,800 separate ballot types and other elections materials; tabulates official elections results; supervises recounts in contested races; and oversees the application of state laws pertaining to candidate and citizen initiative petitions.
Administrative Procedure Act (State Rulemaking)
The Maine Administrative Procedure Act (A.P.A.) applies uniform requirements to state agencies with rule-making power, and sets minimum standards for agencies to follow in adopting and implementing rules.