Secretary of State Matt Dunlap Wants Your Opinion on the State Bicentennial Flag
Maine will be celebrating its Bicentennial in 2020 and Secretary of State Matt Dunlap wants your opinion in selecting the official Bicentennial Flag that will be on display throughout the State in 2020.
The design receiving the most votes will weigh heavily in Secretary Dunlap's consideration and he will present his final decision to the Legislature and the Maine Bicentennial Commission. Voting is open now and will end at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 17.
There are 3 choices
- Secretary Dunlap's design, which depicts three fields of color: White represents the hardiness of Maine people as they live, work, and play in a state that resides in the great boreal zone of the north; green represents the forests, farms, and natural beauty of Maine in all times of year; the natural resource-based economy; and blue denotes our rivers, streams, brooks and lakes, and the Atlantic Ocean.
- The logo of the Maine Bicentennial Commission, branded as Maine200, which uses the blue, gold and red colors of the current State flag, on a white field. The design includes the bicentennial slogan Leading The Way.
- A variation on the original State flag of 1901, this design comprises a simple depiction of a pine tree against a field of blue that represents sky, and lighter blue across the bottom that represents water. This design was submitted to Secretary Dunlap by a Portland resident and has been modified to include the North Star and Dirigo banner in place of a single white, five-sided star.
To vote click HERE and cast your vote by clicking on Bicentennial Flag Survey!