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Secretary Dunlap Announces Results of 2018 Native American Essay Contest

Augusta, ME – Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap is announcing the winning entries in the 2018 Maine Native American History and Culture Essay Contest today and congratulates all the participating stu…
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Special Election Set to Fill District 124 House Seat

Augusta, ME – A special election for the Maine House District 124 seat has been scheduled for Tuesday, March 12, 2019.This House seat, which covers parts of Bangor and Orono, was previously held by R…
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Rooftop Newsletter: It's That Time Again!

What would each and every one of you respond if you were all asked simultaneously “what time is it?” Chances are the chorus of answers would be pretty cacophonous, given the fact that you reside acro…
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Secretary Dunlap Announces Final Cost of CD2 Recount

Augusta, ME — Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap has announced the final costs of the recount of ballots in the Nov. 6, 2018 General Election U.S. House of Representatives Congressional District 2 rac…
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Save Samuel from this heartbreaking choice.

Hot cocoa by the fire. Snowmen and sledding. Frost on windowpanes. As the season turns colder, many Americans bundle up and celebrate the joys of winter. For the nearly 19 million seniors living in …
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Libertarian Party Loses Party Status; Members Now Unenrolled

Augusta – The Libertarian Party is no longer recognized as a qualified political party in the State of Maine, due to a failure to meet the enrollment threshold outlined in the party status requiremen…
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Recount of CD-2 Ranked-Choice Election Terminated by Requesting Candidate

Augusta – Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap has confirmed that the recount of ballots in the November 6, 2018 General Election U.S. House of Representatives Congressional District 2 race has ended.Ca…
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Maine Women's Lobby News: There's No Reason To Take Our Feet Off The Gas Pedal Now

Did you hear House Speaker Sara Gideon on Maine Calling on Monday? She eloquently made the case  for an issue dear to our hearts: paid family and medical leave insurance. Sara and newly-elected Repre…
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Rooftop Newsletter: Behind the Curtain

by Tom Marullo “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!” It’s an iconic line from the Wizard of Oz, when Dorothy and her companions discover the true identity of the Wizard and get a glimpse…
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Secretary Dunlap Issues Alert to Corporations and Non-Profits Regarding Misleading Solicitations

Augusta, ME – Maine corporations have recently received misleading solicitation mailings from a business operating under the name Workplace Compliance Services. These mailings include an offer to fil…
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Stephanie Has No Time to Wait - A Message from Meals on Wheels America

Every day, Stephanie gazes out her window. Outside, neighbors chat, children play and cars shuttle families to and fro – life unfolding just beyond her reach. Confined to a wheelchair and unable to …
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BMV Offices Closed; Driver License Exams, Mobile Unit Visits Cancelled on December 5, 2018

Augusta, ME – The Department of the Secretary of State will be closed on Wednesday, Dec. 5, by proclamation of Gov. Paul LePage, in recognition of the National Day of Mourning for the late President …
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Maine Women's Lobby News - December 2018

We can’t stop grinning.  We’re delighted to see so many women elected to positions of leadership, including of course Maine’s own first woman governor, Janet Mills.  Read here what we said to Forbes …
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Recount of CD2 Ranked-choice Election to Begin December 6, 2018

Augusta, ME – The recount of the Congressional District 2 race in the Nov. 6, 2018 General Election will begin Thursday, Dec. 6 at 9 a.m., Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap confirmed today. The reco…
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Rooftop Newsletter: Every Thursday

Last Thursday would normally have been the day for our blog post to appear in this space but we knew folks would not be sitting in their offices checking their emails. Last Thursday was, as we all kn…
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