2021 News


Caribou BMV branch closed due to weather
December 22, 2021
Secretary of State Warns of Scam Text
December 14, 2021
Full results for Nov. 2, 2021 election posted online
November 16, 2021
Maine State Archives Shares Railroad Accident Report of the Death of Civil Rights Leader James Weldon Johnson
November 15, 2021
Special election set to fill House District 27 seat
November 10, 2021
BMV to convene working groups on electronic titling and specialty plates
November 9, 2021
Secretary Bellows warns corporations and non-profits regarding misleading solicitations
November 8, 2021
Secretary Bellows Hires Jerome Bennett as Deputy Secretary
November 5, 2021
Secretary Bellows to visit polling places on Election Day
November 1, 2021
Towns of Swanville, New Portland and Eastport join Rapid Renewal Service
October 22, 2021
Maine joins Electronic Registration Information Center
October 20, 2021
Secretary Bellows’ statement on the Legislature passing new redistricting maps
September 29, 2021
Citizen's Guide to the 2021 Maine Referendum Election now available online

September 27, 2021
Town of Enfield joins Rapid Renewal Service 
September 21, 2021
Secretary of State Bellows joins organ recipients on launch of Maine Organ Donation Statewide Campaign
September 14, 2021
Town of Verona Island joins Rapid Renewal Service 
September 7, 2021
Special election set to fill House District 86 seat 
August 30, 2021
Towns of Mexico and Hebron join Rapid Renewal Service
August 13, 2021
Fecteau, Bellows, Brennan call on the federal government to act now on essential voting rights protections
August 5, 2021
Secretary Bellows announces question order for November referendum election ballot
August 5, 2021
Media Advisory: Maine Secretary of State and Maine Speaker of the House are United in Calling on Congress to Pass the For the People Act
August 4, 2021
Secretary of State warns of phishing campaign via text 
July 14, 2021
Towns of Roxbury and Belmont join Rapid Renewal Service 
July 12, 2021
Sec. Bellows and AG Frey reaction to further gutting of Voting Rights Act
July 1, 2021
Pandemic-era remote notarization rules to continue as Maine works towards permanent new laws
June 29, 2021
Hon. Chris Johnson joins Dept. of the Secretary of State as CIO
June 21, 2021
Town of Owls Head joins Rapid Renewal Service 
June 7, 2021
Secretary Bellows hosts student artists and their artwork at office
May 28, 2021
Secretary Bellows announces final wording of referendum question
May 24, 2021
Annual reports for business and nonprofit entities are due Tuesday, June 1
May 17, 2021
Legislation to codify pandemic election improvements gains Committee approval
May 14, 2021
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 several 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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