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The Maine Supreme Court Tuesday issued a ruling in a case that could determine whether voters will use ranked-choice voting in the November presidential election. The case involves a citizen initiative that supporters are trying to get onto the fall ballot, but Tuesday’s opinion does not determine the fate of the ballot question itself.

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Maine's Secretary of State is appealing a Superior Court ruling decision that could decide whether voters will use ranked-choice voting in this fall's presidential election.

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Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap has reaffirmed his decision that opponents of ranked-choice voting failed to submit enough valid signatures for another referendum. 

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As he does every election, Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap has spent the day visiting polling places and answering questions from voters. Maine Public's Senior Political Correspondent Mal Leary caught up with Dunlap at the Augusta Civic Center to ask him about election safety and voter turnout during the pandemic.

Maine has extended the expiration dates of driver's licenses and state I.D. cards to Aug. 9.  Secretary of State Matt Dunlap says Bureau of Motor Vehicles offices are now beginning to tackle that backlog of renewals.

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As Maine's Bureaus of Motor Vehicles begin opening up by appointment only, Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap joins us to address how registrations, licenses and other issues will be handled. He'll also talk about the upcoming primary election, absentee ballots, U.S. Census, postal concerns, the CMP corridor — and how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting how these matters are proceeding.

While Maine is known for its high voter turnouts in general elections, it’s nearly last in the nation in responding to the 2020 Census.

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Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap joins us to talk about the change to the primary date, safety at polling sites, election security, the impact of stay-at-home orders on Maine's independent candidates, changes to how the Bureau of Motor Vehicles is operating because of the crisis, and the work his office is doing with Maine State archives in celebration of the bicentennial.

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This is the second segment of a special two-hour Maine Calling, as we continue to cover the fallout of the COVID-19 emergency in Maine. For the first segment, click here.

Our editorial page editors return to discuss how their papers are covering the coronavirus crisis and what issues matters most to Mainers.


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Super Tuesday is in two weeks. It will be the first time in twenty years that Maine Democrats and Republicans will vote in a presidential primary instead of a caucus.

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Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap joins us to discuss the March primary election, upcoming ballot referendum, ranked choice and other voting issues, what people need to know about the upcoming census, Real ID and more.

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Fewer young people today take part in Maine’s traditional outdoor sports than previous generations. The number of youth hunting licenses, for example, fell 40% from 2002 to 2017. Why is this? We’ll discuss youth hunting, archery, camping and hiking, all of which have a long history and tradition in Maine, as well as what programs are available statewide. Outdoor writer George Smith will call in to share his memories of being a kid experiencing the outdoors and why he feels it matters.

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As Augusta gets ready for its biggest partisan change in eight years, Secretary of State Matt Dunlap says people are excited.

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The Across the Aisle panelists join us to offer analysis and reaction to Tuesday’s election results. We'll also hear from Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap about voting turnout and behavior, as well as from Maine Public's politcal reporters.

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Maine Calling speaks with the candidates as part of Maine Public’s Your Vote 2018 coverage.

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