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  • Jurisdictions across the state hold smooth, successful Aug. 3 elections

    The nearly 400 jurisdictions with elections Aug. 3 reported a smooth, successful Election Day, with hundreds of thousands of Michiganders choosing to vote from home by casting absentee ballots.

    "Yesterday, hundreds of thousands of Michigan citizens voted in local elections throughout our state and made one thing abundantly clear: they wholeheartedly embrace the new, secure options they have to vote," said Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson . . . 

  • Polling places open until 8 p.m. tomorrow

    In jurisdictions with elections, polling locations will be open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, Aug. 3, for those wishing to vote in person. Voters with absentee ballots in these communities are encouraged to return their ballots as soon as possible, either in person at their local clerk's office or secure ballot drop box. Ballots must be received by 8 p.m. tomorrow to be counted.

    Residents may request an absentee ballot until . . . 

  • Statement from Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson on the passing of former U.S. Senator Carl Levin

    Special Announcement

    "A light has gone out today in Michigan that can never be replaced. I have no words to express what Senator Carl Levin and his lifetime of dedication to our city, state and country meant to me and so many of us who seek to serve and lead during these uniquely divided times  . . . 

  • Statement from Secretary of State Spokesperson Tracy Wimmer on audit plans from the state Office of the Auditor General

    Special Announcement"The 2020 election was the most secure and accessible election in Michigan history. The Bureau of Elections has always worked with the Office of the Auditor General in full transparency and will continue to do so, and welcomes OAG review of the five post-election procedural audits it conducted but maintains that, especially in this time of rampant election misinformation, election audits should be conducted by election experts . . . 

  • Local elections in many jurisdictions less than one week away

    With elections in 54 Michigan counties less than a week away, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson is reminding voters  that they have options to cast their ballot for the primary election.

    "Our elections are safe and secure, and voters can feel confident that their vote will count and their voice will be heard in their local communities," said Benson. "Whether you are voting from home . . . 

  • Benson, lawmakers tour Department branch offices in Livonia, Novi

    Service Driven

    Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson continued her tour this week of Department of State branch locations across the state, with visits to offices in Livonia and Novi.

    "The updates we've made to our operations are making the experience better than ever for Michigan residents," said Secretary Benson. "Most services are available from home . . . 


  • Register in person at your local clerk to vote in Aug. 3 election

    Michigan residents who want to vote in their local election next month and have not yet registered can still do so in person at their clerk's offices up to 8 p.m. on Election Day, Aug. 3. Those in the 54 counties with elections who need the location of their clerk's office or local drop boxes, or other voter information, can visit Michigan.gov/Vote . . . 

  • Benson, advocates: communication impediment designation aids in safety, comfort

    Driver's LicenseToday, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson continued her tour of Department of State office locations across the state with stops in Howell and Mason. At the latter, she was joined by representatives from a number of autism and deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing advocacy groups to highlight recent changes to Michigan law that allow residents to add a communication impediment designation . . . 

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