Current News

Secretary Dunlap announces results of ballot recount for House District 98
November 20, 2020
Secretary Dunlap announces results of ballot recount for House District 96
November 20, 2020
Town of Vanceboro joins Rapid Renewal Service 
November 13, 2020
Recounts of House District 96 & 98 rescheduled
November 12, 2020
Secretary Dunlap to oversee recounts of House Districts 96 & 98 results Friday
November 10, 2020
Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap to reopen Springvale Bureau of Motor Vehicles branch
November 9, 2020
Secretary Dunlap issues alert to corporations and non-profits regarding misleading solicitations
November 4, 2020
Secretary Dunlap to visit multiple polling places on Election Day
October 30, 2020
Town of Marshfield joins Rapid Renewal Service 
October 23, 2020
Students choose Biden for president in 2020 Mock Election
October 22, 2020
Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap’s statement regarding ranked-choice voting ballot-marking guidance
October 21, 2020
Secretary Dunlap notifies motorists of updated vehicle registration deadlines
October 20, 2020
Secretary Dunlap advises voters on pandemic measures for General Election

October 8, 2020
Towns of Westmanland, Blue Hill join Rapid Renewal Service 
October 2, 2020
Secretary Dunlap launches accessible absentee ballot option for voters with print disabilities
October 1, 2020
Secretary Dunlap accepts generous election-focused PPE donation from Maine companies
October 1, 2020
Secretary Dunlap launches absentee ballot tracking service
September 28, 2020
Towns of Mercer, Wallagrass join Rapid Renewal Service 
September 11, 2020
STATEMENT OF MAINE SECRETARY OF STATE MATT DUNLAP ON SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT RULING IN Jones, et al. v. Matthew Dunlap
September 8, 2020
Governor Mills Signs Executive Order to Facilitate Voting, Protect Health of Voters & Election Officials Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
August 27, 2020
Towns of Bradford, New Canada, Rockland join Rapid Renewal Service 
August 21, 2020
Secretary Dunlap: Energy transmission project question will not go to voters, per court ruling
August 21, 2020
Online Absentee Ballot Request Service for General Election now available
August 17, 2020
MEDIA ADVISORY: Secretary of State Matt Dunlap Announces Corrected Tabulation for Races Decided by Ranked-Choice Voting
August 3, 2020
Secretary Dunlap announces results of ballot recount for Senate District 8
July 30, 2020
Secretary Dunlap announces ballot recount for Senate District 8
July 27, 2020
Secretary Dunlap continues hearing for challenge of Max Linn candidate petitions
July 17, 2020
Secretary Dunlap: Five legislative races will require ranked-choice tabulation
July 17, 2020
Ranked-choice voting people’s veto effort does not qualify for ballot
July 15, 2020
Secretary Dunlap confirms: Congressional district tabulation will go into ranked-choice voting rounds
July 15, 2020
Secretary Dunlap to visit polling places during Tuesday, July 14 Referendum & Primary Election
July 10, 2020
Towns of Linneus, Sorrento, Vinalhaven join Rapid Renewal Service 
July 10, 2020
Maine State Archives, State Library, and State Museum Closed to the Public to Receive Critical Mechanical Systems Upgrades
July 9, 2020
Maine’s Permanent Commission on the Status of Women Releases 2020 Report
July 9, 2020
Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap finalizes wording of energy corridor ballot question
July 8, 2020
Towns of Monson, Waite and the Penobscot Nation join Rapid Renewal Service 
June 19, 2020
Secretary Dunlap encourages license renewals before final waiver deadline nears
June 15, 2020
Towns of Georgetown, Grand Lake Stream join Rapid Renewal Service 
June 12, 2020
Secretary Dunlap releases absentee voting animation, video message for July 14 primary
June 5, 2020
Towns of South Bristol, Bremen, Sweden and Indian Township join Rapid Renewal Service 
May 29, 2020
Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap to reopen Bureau of Motor Vehicles by appointment
May 28, 2020
Sec. Dunlap: Most vehicles required to register by July 11 per updated executive order
May 28, 2020
Maine State Archives offers grants for preservation of archival collections
May 27, 2020
Towns of Weld, Waldoboro, join Rapid Renewal Service
May 22, 2020
Public comment period now open on wording of energy corridor ballot question
May 22, 2020
Towns of Baileyville, Somerville, Pittsfield join Rapid Renewal Service 
May 8, 2020
Secretary Dunlap announces winners of 2020 Maine Constitution Essay and Poster Contest
May 5, 2020
Otisfield, Bridgewater, Penobscot join Rapid Renewal Service
May 1, 2020
Seven more towns join Rapid Renewal Service

April 27, 2020
Secretary Dunlap announces order of bond questions on July ballot
April 21, 2020
Secretary Dunlap to determine order of bond questions on July ballot
April 17, 2020
Secretary Dunlap issues amended decision on energy transmission project citizens’ initiative 
April 6, 2020
Towns of Albion and Troy now offering Rapid Renewal Service 
April 3, 2020
Sec. Dunlap: BMV-issued licenses, State IDs extended during emergency
March 27, 2020
Towns of Starks, Maxfield, South Thomaston, Rangeley Plantation now offering Rapid Renewal Service 
March 27, 2020
Sec. Dunlap: CDLs, registrations extended during emergency; Real ID enforcement delayed
March 24, 2020
Maine Bicentennial Commission awards $432K in second round of community grants
March 20, 2020
Town of Castine now offering Rapid Renewal Service
March 18, 2020
Secretary Dunlap closes all Bureau of Motor Vehicle offices
March 17, 2020
State Archives, CEC to reduce social interaction
March 16, 2020
Kennebunk BMV branch temporarily closed
March 16, 2020
BMV mobile unit visits suspended to minimize potential for virus exposure
March 13, 2020
Statehood Day ceremony in Augusta postponed due to COVID-19 precautions
March 12, 2020
Secretary Dunlap suggests use of BMV online services to promote public health
March 11, 2020
Secretary Dunlap, Commissioner Figueroa to launch 2020 U.S. Census in Maine Thursday
March 9, 2020
Gov. Mills, Maine Bicentennial Commission to host Statehood Day ceremony in Augusta
March 9, 2020
Citizens’ initiative for energy transmission project found valid with 69,714 signatures
March 4, 2020
Secretary Dunlap to visit polling places during March 3 Special Referendum & Presidential Primary
February 28, 2020
Bureau of Motor Vehicles central office closed today due to heating system failure
February 21, 2020
Network upgrade will cause half-day closure of Portland BMV office
February 5, 2020
Secretary Dunlap receives petitions for energy transmission project citizens’ initiative
February 3, 2020
Secretary Dunlap issues correction to political mailing inaccuracy
January 28, 2020
Secretary Dunlap nominates McBrien for State Archivist
January 22, 2020
Town of Benton now offering Rapid Renewal Service
January 17, 2020
Secretary Dunlap announces results of 2019 Native American Essay Contest
January 16, 2020
Special election set to fill House District 128 seat
January 10, 2020

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