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- Sec. Johnson reminds motorists to 'Move Over' for emergency vehicles
Secretary of State Ruth Johnson today released a public service announcement calling on motorists to follow Michigan’s “Move Over” law that protects the lives of emergency responders who have stopped their vehicle on a roadway.
“Twenty-four hours each day, emergency personnel are on duty working to protect us from harm,” Johnson said . . .
- Marquette SOS office to relocate, will close June 11-15
The Secretary of State office in Petoskey will close for a week at the end of the month due to a remodeling project, but customers can hop online to ExpressSOS.com instead, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson said today.
The office at 1185 N. U.S. Highway 31 will not open on Monday, July 30 and will resume normal service at 9 a.m. on . . .
- Secretary of State Mobile Office to visit Dexter District Library
Secretary of State Ruth Johnson announced that Dexter District Library will once again host the Secretary of State Mobile Office on Friday, July 27 to serve area customers.
The office will be open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. . . .
- Secretary of State Mobile Office to visit WCCCD Ted Scott Campus
Secretary of State Ruth Johnson announced that the Mobile Office will visit the Wayne County Community College District Ted Scott Campus on Thursday, July 26. . . .
- Johnson shares message with kids at Metro Detroit Youth Day
Secretary of State Ruth Johnson joined other state and local leaders in celebrating Metro Detroit Youth Day today on Belle Isle and had a message for the estimated 37,000 kids in attendance:
“Very soon, it’s going to be your generation’s turn to make our state and our communities even better,” Johnson said. “All these people here . . .
- Secretary of State Mobile Office to join Detroit's Friends of Parkside Health Fair
The Secretary of State Mobile Office is joining the 10th annual Friends of Parkside Health Fair in Detroit, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson announced today.
- Saginaw PLUS office to close for remodeling July 16-20
The Saginaw County PLUS Secretary of State office in Saginaw will close for a week later this month due to a remodeling project, but customers can hop online to ExpressSOS.com instead, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson said.
The office at 4404 Bay Road will not open on Monday, July 16 . . .
- SOS Johnson congratulates participants of Golden Age Games in Waterford
Secretary of State Ruth Johnson attended closing ceremonies of the 2018 Golden Age Games at the Recreation Center in Waterford on Thursday and congratulated the senior citizen athletes on their . . .
- Secretary of State office in Marquette now lets you hold spot in line, make appointments
The innovative MI-TIME Line service that allows customers to use their phones or computers to make appointments or hold their place in line is now available at the new Secretary of State office at 1250 Wilson Street, Suite 103, in Marquette, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson announced . . .
- Love motorcycles? Share your passion with others!
Michigan is looking for men and women, who love motorcycles and working with people, to teach others how to ride.
Secretary of State Ruth Johnson, who oversees the state’s Michigan Rider Education Program, says that becoming a motorcycle safety class instructor, or “RiderCoach,” provides benefits beyond the pay . . .
- Secretary Johnson thanks clerks for election security work
Secretary of State Ruth Johnson spoke to local clerks at the Michigan Association of Municipal Clerks’ conference in Traverse City, praising them for their ongoing efforts . . .
- Secretary Johnson: New budget means $11.2 million for election security
Secretary of State Ruth Johnson today issued the following statement about the state budget signed today that includes $535,000 in state money that Johnson and her team sought to enhance election security and integrity:
“I thank the governor and lawmakers for moving quickly to include the state’s contribution in the new budget, allowing Michigan to use $11.2 million to review and upgrade state and local election security. We all take elections seriously and are working to further strengthen election security and integrity . . .
- SOS Johnson stops by 'Voting Rocks!' event in Highland Twp.
“Our next big election is just weeks away,” Johnson told attendees, referring to the statewide primary on August 7. “Today’s event is so valuable for getting people engaged and thinking about the election. It’s going to be a long ballot, so we’re telling people to do your research and know before you go.”
During her remarks, Johnson highlighted the Michigan . . .
- Johnson, Gleason team up once again for organ donation
Secretary of State Ruth Johnson recently took part in Genesee County Clerk John Gleason’s annual clay shoot and luncheon at the Huntsman’s Club in Grand Blanc to raise funds in support of organ donation, a cause that has brought the two of them together many times . . .
- Johnson welcomes U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Michigan
Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson was honored to help welcome U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Michigan and Ford Field on Monday, where he delivered his first major policy address to the Detroit Economic Club . . .
- SOS Johnson: Michigan upgrades election security for 2018
As local clerks finalize ballots for the statewide primary, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson detailed how new voting equipment, $11 million in new federal security grants and the extensive preparations her office has made will better protect Michigan’s elections system for the 2018 election . . .