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  • SOS office in Clio to close for remodeling March 26-28

    SOS Office

    The North Genesee County PLUS Secretary of State office in Clio will be closing for three days due to a remodeling project, but customers can hop online to ExpressSOS.com instead, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson announced . . .


  • Secretary Johnson shares a bit of REAL ID advice in limerick form

    REAL IDSecretary of State Ruth Johnson attended Paul W. Smith's St. Patrick's Day Celebration at the Fisher Building in Detroit today and took the opportunity to share a couple of limericks with a lesson about REAL ID . . .


  • Secretary Johnson praises Senate passage of online voter registration legislation

    register to voteSecretary of State Ruth Johnson praised members of the Michigan Senate for passing legislation today that will provide residents with the accurate and secure option of online voter registration.

    “Michigan has the ability to accurately and securely receive registration applications online and authenticate voters against their driver or state  . . .


  • Ahoy, boaters, renewing online is easy!

    Watercraft Renewal

    With nearly 250,000 watercraft registration renewal notices in the mail this month, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson reminds boat owners of the ease and convenience of renewing online at ExpressSOS.com.

    “We offer boaters a number of convenient ways to renew their watercraft registration, with the easiest and quickest being our online system ‘ExpressSOS.com,’” Johnson said. “With ExpressSOS.com, you can renew from wherever you have a smartphone or computer . . .


  • Secretary Johnson applauds new 30-day grace period for placing tabs on license plates

    License Plate with message Secretary of State Ruth Johnson today applauded legislators for passing and Gov. Rick Snyder for signing legislation that gives millions of Michigan motorists a 30-day grace period to affix their tab after renewing their vehicle’s registration . . .


  • Secretary of State Mobile Office makes twice-annual visit to city of Riverview

    Secretary of State Mobile Office

    Secretary of State Ruth Johnson today announced that the Secretary of State’s Mobile Office is making its annual spring visit to Riverview to serve Downriver-area customers . . .


  • Michigan Traffic Safety Summit to include SOS Mobile Office

    Secretary of State Mobile Office

    The Secretary of State Mobile Office will join the upcoming Michigan Traffic Safety Summit in East Lansing, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson announced today.

    The 23rd annual summit, which takes place at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center March 20-22, will include the Mobile Office from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.  . . .


  • Secretary Johnson testifies in support of online voter registration

    Secretary of State Ruth Johnson testifyingSecretary of State Ruth Johnson today thanked the Michigan House and Senate election committees for their support of online voter registration application, an initiative she has long championed.

    "Thirty-eight states offer online voter registration tools,” Johnson said. “Michigan is uniquely positioned to do the same because the Secretary of State’s Office oversees both driver licensing and elections, which provides a secure database that makes it easy to authenticate a voter’s address . . .


  • Secretary Johnson suspends ignition interlock device manufacturer

    Driver's SeatSecretary of State Ruth Johnson announced today that Alcohol Detection Systems, a national supplier of ignition interlock devices, has been summarily suspended and may no longer supply breath alcohol ignition interlock devices in Michigan . . .


  • Secretary Johnson launches new system to make it easier to navigate license appeal hearings

    Person using a tabletSecretary of State Ruth Johnson today announced that procedures that must be completed for a driver’s license appeal hearing just became much more streamlined thanks to technology.

    The “Driver Appeal Integrated System” (DAIS), an online application process for driver’s license appeal hearings . . .


  • Secretary Johnson: Driver Responsibility Fee elimination great day for drivers

    SOS Seal

    Secretary of State Ruth Johnson issued the following statement about Gov. Snyder signing legislation to fully eliminate Driver Responsibility Fees:

    “What a great day for Michigan drivers,” Johnson said. “I want to thank Gov. Snyder, all the lawmakers who voted for this and all the work my staff has put in over the years . . .


  • SOS Johnson and staff celebrate Black History Month and 100 years of women's suffrage in MI

    SOS Seal

    In honor of Black History Month and 100 years of women’s suffrage in Michigan, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson held her annual event with staff on Monday in the Richard H. Austin Building.

    “I am honored to host this event every year. As you know this is the last year I will be able to do this. And I really hope . . .


  • "Serve," "secure" and "protect" -- three priorities that define Secretary of State Ruth Johnson's tenure

    SOS Seal

    The mission of the Michigan Secretary of State’s Office can be summed up in three words, “serve,” “secure” and “protect,” according to Ruth Johnson, elected the state’s 42nd Secretary of State in 2010.

    Since taking office, Johnson and her staff have concentrated on positioning her office for the challenges of the 21st century by defining three top priorities: customer service, elections’ integrity and consumer protection. Now, in the . . .