Welcome to the Department of the Secretary of State


In observance of Veterans' Day all Secretary of State offices will be closed on Friday, November 10, 2017.

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]

REAL ID - The Facts:

Revised 10/19/2017

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What's New in the Department

Homeland Security grants waiver; Maine licenses acceptable for federal ID purposes

Homeland Security grants grace period to continue accepting Maine licenses for federal ID purposes

Town of Chesterville now offering Rapid Renewal Service
Maine State Archives to offer Halloween tour during American Archives Month
Town of Pittston now offering Rapid Renewal Service
Secretary Dunlap encourages voter registration, announces release of citizens’ guide to 2017 election
Towns of Lincoln & Litchfield now offering Rapid Renewal Service
DHS: The State of Maine was not targeted in 2016 scanning of elections systems

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