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The results are in and we have a winner of Maine's bicentennial flagpole poll

The design featuring a pine tree and the North Star is very similar to Maine's original state flag.
Credit: Maine Dept. of the Secretary of State
The favorite choice in a three-way poll to select Maine's bicentennial flag was the design that closely resembles the original state flag from 1901.

AUGUSTA, Maine — For its second century as a state, Maine is getting a second flag.

Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap on Friday fulfilled a directive from the Maine Legislature to present a design for a flag to celebrate Maine's bicentennial of statehood.

The final design, submitted by Jeff Van West of Portland, was the favorite choice among 59% of voters in a three-way poll on the Secretary of State's website.

Credit: NEWS CENTER Maine
The Maine Secretary of State's Office is asking Mainers to vote for their favorite of three designs for the state bicentennial flag.

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Van West's design is similar to Maine's original state flag from 1901. The background is split into two shades of blue representing the sky and water. A pine tree is featured on the right side. To the left is the North Star above a banner with the state motto, Dirigo.

Maine became a state on March 15, 1820. A year-long observance of the bicentennial will run through 2020. The bicentennial flag is meant to serve as a unifying symbol for the celebration.

Before the flag is officially adopted, it must receive approval from the State and Local Government Committee, as well as Maine's Bicentennial Commission.