2016 News

Maine State Archives hosting National Archives display "The Bill of Rights and You"
December 22, 2016
Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap announces recount results for Question 1

December 21, 2016
Town of Dedham now offering Rapid Renewal Service

December 15, 2016
Presidential Electors to Cast Ballots in Electoral College Proceedings Monday

December 13, 2016
Secretary Dunlap Announces Official Tabulation of 2016 General and Referendum Election Results

December 8, 2016
Advisory: Question 2 Recount Request Withdrawn

November 29, 2016
Secretary Dunlap announces recounts for referendum questions 1, 2
November 29, 2016
Town of Embden now offering Rapid Renewal Service 
November 21, 2016
Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap announces recount results for House District 121

November 18, 2016
Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap announces recount results for House District 78

November 17, 2016
Secretary Dunlap announces ballot recounts for House Districts 78 & 121

November 16, 2016
Secretary Dunlap to visit multiple polling places on Election Day

November 7, 2016
Secretary Dunlap to visit with ‘Voter Reg Rumble’ participants
November 2, 2016
Students elect Trump, Pingree, Poliquin in 2016 Mock Election
October 26, 2016
Homeland Security denies extension of REAL ID compliance period for Maine

October 12, 2016
Online Driver License Renewal service now allows users to update address

October 6, 2016
Citizens’ Guide to the 2016 Maine Referendum Election available online
October 3, 2016
Secretary Dunlap releases animated version of Maine Voter Guide

September 23, 2016
Portland City Clerk Katherine Jones Presented with Lorraine M. Fleury Award at Secretary of State’s 2016 State Elections Conference

September 22, 2016
Maine State Archives to offer tours, highlight Aroostook War during American Archives Month

September 20, 2016
Towns of Anson, Grand Isle now offering Rapid Renewal Service
September 9, 2016
Secretary Dunlap responds to request to pursue removal of Gov. LePage
September 8, 2016
Absentee ballots for General Election available by request via online service

September 8, 2016
Secretary Dunlap hosting ‘Voter Reg Rumble’ competition to encourage youth registration

September 1, 2016
Deadline is Aug. 30 for public comment on statewide referenda to appear in citizens’ guide

August 18, 2016
Town of Oxford now offering Rapid Renewal Service 

August 5, 2016
Libertarian Party of Maine qualifies as political party
July 13, 2016
Secretary Dunlap Issues Alert to Corporations and Non-Profits Regarding Misleading Solicitations
July 7 2016
Secretary Dunlap Announces Official Results of 2016 Primary Election
July 1, 2016
Town of Greenville now offering Rapid Renewal service
June 30, 2016
Holbrook maintains lead in recount of Congressional District 1 Republican primary
June 30, 2016
Secretary Dunlap announces ballot order of referendum questions

June 27, 2016
Secretary Dunlap announces final wording of referendum questions

June 23, 2016
Recount of Congressional District 1 Republican primary results to begin Tuesday

June 22, 2016
Town of Sherman now offering Rapid Renewal Service

June 22, 2016
Secretary Dunlap to visit multiple polling places during State Primary Election

June 13, 2016
Secretary Dunlap reminds voters to participate in Primary Election on Tuesday, June 14

June 10, 2016
Annual reports for business and nonprofit entities are due June 1, 2016

May 31, 2016
Deadline is June 1 for non-party candidates to submit signed petitions
May 31, 2016
Secretary Dunlap reminds voters to plan ahead if seeking to change political party affiliation

May 23, 2016
Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap Announces Winners of 2016 Maine Constitution Essay and Poster Contest

May 19, 2016
Public comment period now open on wording of five ballot questions
May 13, 2016
Annual reports for business and nonprofit entities are due June 1, 2016

May 4, 2016
Secretary of State validates marijuana legalization petition 

April 27, 2016
Secretary Dunlap announces new requirements for motorcycle licensing

April 20, 2016
Teen Driving Expo to offer hands-on safety demonstrations

April 19, 2016
Town of Northport now offering Rapid Renewal Service 

April 15, 2016
Secretary of State to issue new determination on

April 13, 2016
Secretary Dunlap to take part in organ donation celebration to mark Donate Life Month

April 11, 2016
Town of Frenchville now offering Rapid Renewal Service

April 8, 2016 
Superior Court remands determination on marijuana legalization petition

April 8, 2016
Superior Court denies appeal, affirms determination on York County casino petition effort
April 7, 2016
Secretary Dunlap appointed to NASS Notarization Task Force

April 5, 2016
Challenge found invalid; Twomey to appear on primary ballot for Senate District 32 race

April 4, 2016
Deschambault wins Senate District 32 election

March 30, 2016
Town of Camden now offering Rapid Renewal Service 

March 21, 2016
Deadline is today for candidates to submit signed petitions

March 15, 2016
Secretary Dunlap named to National Task Force on Business Identity Theft

March 11, 2016
Citizens’ initiative for K-12 education fund found valid with 66,849 signatures
March 2, 2016
Citizens’ initiative to regulate and tax marijuana does not qualify for ballot
March 2, 2016
Citizens’ initiative for York County slot machines/casino does not qualify for ballot
March 2, 2016
Presidential nominating caucuses begin this week throughout Maine
March 1, 2016
Citizens’ initiative for firearms background checks found valid with 65,821 signatures

February 18, 2016
New accessible voting devices to debut at June primary
February 17, 2016
Citizens’ initiative for minimum wage increase found valid with 75,275 signatures

February 16, 2016
U.S. Navy Reserve Centennial license plate still available for purchase
February 10, 2016
Town of Madawaska now offering Rapid Renewal Service

February 5, 2016
Special election set to fill District 32 Senate seat

February 2, 2016
Secretary of State Dunlap discusses impact of REAL ID implementation on Maine travelers
January 11, 2016
Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap announces results of 2015 Native American Essay Contest

January 6, 2016

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