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  • Statewide risk-limiting election audit process to begin at 11 a.m.

    Election News

    The Michigan Department of State (MDOS), in cooperation with county and local election officials, will begin the process of conducting the statewide risk-limiting audit of the November 2020 general election Monday morning. A bipartisan group of officials will be conducting  . . .


  • Mechanics can register online for testing through Jan. 15 before temporary pause to online test registration


    As announced previously, because of system upgrades, the Michigan Secretary of State’s online mechanic test registration system will be temporarily offline beginning Jan. 15. Mechanics will still be able to make an appointment and take the test in person at all Secretary of State branch offices. The online registration system will come back online March 15 as part of the launch of new online and self-service station options for Secretary of State customers  . . . 


  • Michigan's election was secure and fair, and the results are accurate

    Election News

    Michigan’s election was conducted fairly and securely, and the results accurately reflect the will of Michigan voters, the majority of whom cast ballots for President-elect Joe Biden.

    “This was the most successful election in our state’s history, in which a record-setting 5.5 million citizens cast ballots, and clerks and election workers processed every vote meticulously, fairly and efficiently, despite the challenges of the pandemic,” said Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson  . . .


  • Final numbers from Antrim County audit continue to affirm accuracy of election results

    Election News

    The finalized numbers released today from the Antrim County hand-tallied audit yesterday continue to affirm the accuracy of the Nov. 3 general election certified results. The final numbers — 9,759 for Donald Trump and 5,959 for Joe Biden — represent a net gain of 12 votes for Trump, largely mirroring the machine-tabulation results from Nov. 3.  . . .


  • Secretary Benson joins bipartisan effort to adequately fund Election Assistance Commission

    Election News

    Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson joined a bipartisan group of 17 Secretaries of State across the country in ending a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader of the House Kevin McCarthy in support of adequately funding the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) during fiscal year 2021 . . .


  • Statement from Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson on the passing of Sheriff Benny Napoleon

    Special Announcement

    "I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Sheriff Napoleon, and to learn we've lost yet another giant of the Detroit community to coronavirus. While we mourn his passing, I am grateful for his grace, kindness and steadfast commitment to serving and protecting the citizens   . . . 


  • Secretary Benson declines state House Oversight Committee invitation

    News Update

    In a letter to state House Oversight Committee Chairman Matt Hall sent on Tuesday, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson declined an invitation to participate in hearings on the 2020 general election out of concern that they are “amplifying already debunked conspiracy theories and previously disproven claims of people who lack basic knowledge of election administration, and in doing so undermining the integrity of the election and   . . . 


  • More SOS online, self-service station options coming for customers this spring


    Michiganders will soon have more ways to do business with the Secretary of State, including renewing their standard and enhanced driver’s licenses and state identification cards at self-service stations and online. They will also be able to go online to request their own driving records and, when eligible, add a motorcycle endorsement  . . . 


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