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  • Post-election audit report confirms accuracy and integrity of Michigan's election

    Election News

    The Michigan Bureau of Elections released its report today on the 250 post-election audits conducted across the state, affirming the accuracy and integrity of Michigan's November 2020 election.

    "The audits are concrete evidence that November's election was fair, secure and accurate, and that the results reflect the will of Michigan voters," said Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson. "Legislators should be working to build on this success . . .


  • Benson joined by state and local leaders denouncing voter suppression bill package

    Election News

    Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson was joined at a press conference today by organizational leaders and elected officials from across the state to denounce Michigan Senate Republicans' 39-bill voter suppression package.

    "The bills that make up the majority of this legislative package do nothing to advance the integrity of our democracy, they simply undo many of the policies that made last year's election the most accessible and secure in our state's history," said Secretary Benson. "Instead of working across the aisle to listen to clerks   . . .


  • Benson files lawsuit to ensure public can provide input on redistricting

    Map Michigan's Future

    Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson has filed suit with the Michigan Supreme Court to ensure the public can provide feedback on the new voting district maps that will be drawn by the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (MICRC). The suit was filed jointly with the MICRC and seeks a new deadline for finalization of the maps due to the delay in provision of census data  . . .


  • Statement from Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson on the on the guilty verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin

    Special Announcement

    "Justice has been served. Yet our work to dismantle systemic racism, in policing and all its forms, must continue. We must eliminate the barriers that have prevented or made it more difficult for Black Michiganders, as well as marginalized people of all races, to live, work, drive . . . 


  • Board of State Canvassers will conduct a remote meeting April 22 PDF icon

    Michigan Capitol BuildingThe Board of State Canvassers will conduct a remote meeting on April 22, 2021 at 10 a.m.  . . .



  • Benson, leaders: Attack on voting rights is un-American

    Election News

    Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and a diverse group of state leaders declared today in a joint press conference that the dozens of Republican bills introduced in the state Legislature constitute an anti-democratic, un-American attack on Michigan citizens' voting rights.

    "Michigan's GOP legislators have joined a national, coordinated, partisan effort based on false information about the 2020 election to attack all citizens' freedom to vote," said Secretary Benson   . . .


  • More Secretary of State transactions now online, at self-service stations


    Michiganders can now renew their standard and enhanced driver's licenses and state identification cards online and at self-service stations after the Michigan Department of State successfully completed a massive technology upgrade.

    "We have launched a new, service-driven era of operations that provides customers many more ways to conveniently conduct their business with us," said Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson. "This is a major step forward as we continue to improve our service for all Michiganders."
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  • Watercraft registrations can be renewed online ahead of March deadline

    Watercraft Renewal

    Ahead of this year’s boating season, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson reminds watercraft users to renew their registrations online or at a self-service station.

    “Customers can renew their watercraft registration from the safety and comfort of their home on our website or at one of the many self-service stations located across our state,” Benson said. “As we roll out upgrades to our online services this spring, customers will find it even more convenient to do business with the Secretary of State  . . .


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