Current News

Secretary Bellows announces winners of 2021 Maine Constitution Essay and Poster Contest
May 5, 2021
Secretary Bellows supports bills that would limit obscene vanity plate language

May 4, 2021
Secretary of State Shenna Bellows will testify before the Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Transportation
May 3, 2021
Towns of Cranberry Isles, Merrill, Dixfield, Palmyra join Rapid Renewal Service
April 30, 2021
Department of Homeland Security delays Real ID enforcement deadline to 2023
April 28, 2021
Secretary Bellows supports bills that would codify pandemic election improvements
April 21, 2021
Media Advisory Secretary of State to provide testimony on serveral election bills
April 20, 2021
Town of Surry joins Rapid Renewal Service 
April 16, 2021
Public comment period now open on wording of transmission line ballot question
April 13, 2021
Citizens’ initiative effort regarding voter citizenship fails to submit minimum signatures
March 29, 2021
Secretary Bellows launches John Lewis Youth Leadership award
March 12, 2021
Maine State Archives announces launch of online catalog portal

March 11, 2021
The Forks Plantation joins Rapid Renewal Service 
February 26, 2021
Secretary Bellows testifies in support of U.S. House elections reform bill
February 25, 2021
Media Advisory: For the People Act od 2021
February 24, 2021
Citizens’ initiative regarding energy corridor found valid with 80,506 signatures
February 22, 2021
Secretary Bellows announces hiring of Bautista as policy advisor
February 9, 2021
Legislative committee issues unanimous recommendation of McBrien for State Archivist
February 8, 2021
Secretary Bellows supports legislation to increase voter participation
February 8, 2021
Bureau of Motor Vehicles exams on Tuesday cancelled due to impending snowstorm
February 1, 2021
Hudson to see amended election results after discovering absentee ballots omission
January 29, 2021
Towns of Moose River, Buckfield join Rapid Renewal Service
January 22, 2021
Maine’s Attorney General and Secretary of State join coalition defending key provision of the Voting Rights Act before Supreme Court
January 21, 2021
Absentee ballots for Special Election now available by request via online service
January 19, 2021
Portland, Kennebunk motor vehicle branch offices temporarily closed due to positive COVID-19 case
January 14, 2021
Secretary Bellows: BMV is fully open for business, all credentials must now be renewed
January 8, 2021
Secretary Bellows takes office as 50th Secretary of State
January 4, 2021

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