Welcome to the Department of the Secretary of State


In observance of Labor Day all Secretary of State offices will be closed on Monday, September 2, 2019.

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]

Bicentennial Logo Maine 200

Celebrating 200 Years of Statehood

Information about REAL ID in Maine

What's New in the Department

State Archivist completes second term, will shift focus to public outreach, bicentennial planning
National Association of Secretaries of State names Secretary Dunlap regional vice president
Maine CEC offering new online services for boards and commissions
Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles offers language accommodations for licensing
Annual reports for business and nonprofit entities are due Monday, June 3
Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap unveils final design of Maine bicentennial flag

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