Maine is turning 200, and the state wants to make sure the Pine Tree State celebrates the big birthday with the best flag possible.
Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap is asking the public for input on three proposed designs for the commemorative flag, which will be on display around the state in 2020. Maine became a state in 1820.
Dunlap is charged with presenting a final decision about the flags to the Maine Legislature and Maine Bicentennial Commission. The state says the result of the public vote will play a major role in Dunlap's decision.
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Dunlap says the voting has begun and it is scheduled to end on May 17 at 5 p.m.