2015 News

Nomination petition forms now available for 2016 state candidates
December 31, 2015
Town of Industry now offering Rapid Renewal Service

December 11, 2015
Citizens’ initiative for ranked-choice voting found valid with 64,687 signatures
November 18, 2015
Ballot distribution mistake in Sanford’s House District 19 race due to human error
November 17, 2015
Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap announces recount results for House District 19

November 13, 2015
Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap announces ballot recount for House District 19
November 6, 2015
Secretary of State announced that Rapid Renewal is now available in the Town of New Sharon
November 6, 2015
Maine’s Rapid Renewal service nominated for national Excellence award
November 5, 2015
Secretary Dunlap to visit multiple polling places on Election Day
November 2, 2015
Town of Rangeley now offering Rapid Renewal Service
October 29, 2015
Citizens encouraged to "Vote in Honor of a Veteran"
October 21, 2015
Secretary of State Dunlap shares anti-texting message for National Teen Driver Safety Week

October 29, 2015
Secretary of State Announces Expansion of Rapid Renewal Service in the Town of Carrabassett Valley
October 9, 2015
Citizen’s Guide to the 2015 Maine Referendum Election available online

October 8, 2015
Archives Month events to include UMA professor’s presentation on Maine’s highways
September 30, 2015
Town of Livermore now offering Rapid Renewal Service

September 25, 2015
Mehuren honored with Fleury award for ‘excellence’ in elections process

September 24, 2015
New art installation unveiled at Cultural Building

September 21, 2015
Commemorative U.S. Navy Reserve Centennial plate now available

September 17, 2015
Percent for Art project to be unveiled at Cultural Building
September 16, 2015
Commemorative U.S. Navy Reserve Centennial plate now available
September 14, 2015
Re-enactors, National Guard to take part in flag-lowering ceremony at Cultural Building

September 11, 2015
Secretary Dunlap encourages participation in National Voter Registration Month

September 9, 2015
Bureau of Motor Vehicles discontinues Wiscasset, York visits

September 8, 2015
Secretary of State Announces Expansion of Rapid Renewal Service in the Town of Wilton

September 4, 2015
Scholarships for Experienced Rider Course to be available again Sept. 12-13
September 3, 2015
Bureau of Motor Vehicles offices to move back into main building in Augusta
September 1, 2015
Wording set for ballot Question 1
August 31, 2015
Special election set for Nov. 3 to fill House District 23 vacancy
August 27, 2015
Special election set for Nov. 3 to fill House District 19 vacancy
August 11, 2015
Motorcyclists to benefit from federal grant for Experienced Rider course

August 11, 2015
Online absentee ballot request service now open for November election

August 10, 2015
Secretary Dunlap to announce order of bond questions on November General Election Ballot
August 7, 2015
Public comment period now open for Clean Elections ballot question
July 30, 2015
Secretary Dunlap recognizes 1-millionth Rapid Renewal customer

July 17, 2015
Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap recognizes Winterberry Heights for support of Voting Process
July 14, 2015
Expansion of Rapid Renewal to be celebrated with recognition of 1-millionth user
July 13, 2015
Regulatory Fairness Board to meet July 14 in Portland

July 7, 2015
Nation’s Secretaries of State to convene for summer conference in Portland

July 6, 2015
Secretary of State Announces Expansion of Rapid Renewal Service in the Town of Newcastle

July 2, 2015
Maine State Archives sponsoring Magna Carta exhibit at Maine Historical Society

June 30, 2015
Millinocket BMV Exams Office Relocating
June 29, 2015
BMV Investigation Leads to Indictment of Car Dealer

June 12, 2015
New federal rules for commercial driver’s licenses will go into effect July 8
June 12, 2015
Maine State Archives to celebrate 50th Anniversary
June 1, 2015
Towns of Unity, Alna now offering Rapid Renewal Service

May 29, 2015
Annual reports for business and nonprofit entities are due Monday

May 28, 2015
Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap hosts International Banking Delegation
May 14, 2015
Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap Announces Winners of 2015 Maine Constitution Essay and Poster Contest
May 13, 2015
Corporate Fraud Monitoring Service Wins National Award

May 12, 2015
Replacement titles can now be obtained online
May 8, 2015
Farmingdale is 200th town to offer Rapid Renewal Service 

May 8, 2015
Annual reports for business and nonprofit entities are due June 1, 2015
May 7, 2015
Secretary of State Announces Expansion of Rapid Renewal Service in the Town of Sumner

May 1, 2015
Maine BMV and The Parent’s Supervised Driving Program Support Global Youth Traffic Safety Month
May 1, 2015
Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap announces expansion of Rapid Renewal Service in the towns of Ogunquit and Norridgewock.
April 24, 2015
Teen Driving Expo to offer hands-on safety demonstrations

April 6, 2015
Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap to mark Donate Life Month at statehouse
March 31, 2015
Main offices of BMV in Augusta to be Relocated during Roof Replacement
March 30, 2015
Secretary of State announces expansion of Rapid Renewal Service in the town of Stoneham
March 27, 2015
Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap marks Sunshine Week with commitment to open records
March 17, 2015
Ribbon cutting marks official opening of new Topsham BMV office
March 16, 2015
Ribbon cutting for Topsham Bureau of Motor Vehicle office slated for Monday
March 13, 2015
Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap announces expansion of Rapid Renewal Service in the Towns of Moro Plantation and Hersey
March 6, 2015
Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap Issues Alert to Corporations and Non-Profit Entities Regarding Solicitations from Council for Corporations
March 4, 2015
Maine marks 195 Years as an Independent State
March 3, 2015
Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap announces expansion of Rapid Renewal Service in the Town of Van Buren
February 27, 2015
Portland BMV Closed due to Water Line Break
February 27, 2015
Secretary of State Announces Expansion of Rapid Renewal Service in Milford
February 25, 2015
Secretary of State Announces Expansion of Rapid Renewal Service in the Town of Orient

February 24, 2015
Annual Reports for Business and Nonprofit Entities are Due June 1
February 23, 2015
Secretary of State Announces Expansion of Rapid Renewal Service in the town of Baldwin
February 20, 2015
Secretary of State Announces Expansion of Rapid Renewal Service in the town of Jackman
February 19, 2015
Secretary Dunlap to hand-deliver Mattawamkeag’s Civil War-era ledger
February 18, 2015
Topsham Motor Vehicle Office Moving to New Location
February 18, 2015
Clean Election Act Petition Validated
February 17, 2015
Online Services to be Temporarily Unavailable
February 17, 2015
Secretary of State Announces Residents in the Town of Andover can now Renew Vehicle Registrations Online
February 12, 2015
For Black History Month, Maine State Archives highlights 150th Anniversary of 13th Amendment Abolishing Slavery
February 5, 2015
Absentee Ballot Requests can be made online for House District 93 Special Election
January 30, 2015
Special election scheduled to elect Representative in House District 93
January 23, 2015
Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap announces expansion of Rapid Renewal Service in the Town of Mars Hill
January 14, 2015
Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap Congratulates Winners of Native American Essay Contest
January 13, 2015
Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap Takes Oath of Office
January 8, 2015

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