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  • Board of State Canvassers to meet Tuesday, January 28, 2020 PDF icon

    Michigan Capitol BuildingThe Board of State Canvassers will conduct a meeting Jan. 28, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. at Delta Charter Township Hall . . .

     


     

  • Secretary of State Mobile Office to visit Michigan International Auto Show in Grand Rapids

    Michigan International Auto ShowGRAND RAPIDS – Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson today announced the Secretary of State Mobile Office will visit the Michigan International Auto Show Jan. 30 through Feb. 2 to provide voter registration and other services.

    The show is at DeVos Place, 303 Monroe Ave. NW. It is presented by the Grand Rapids New Car Dealers Association and features new sedans, trucks, SUVs, hybrids and sports cars from manufacturers from around the world  . . .


     

  • 1,000 successfully completed and notarized applications processed for Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission

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    LANSING — The first 1,000 successfully completed and notarized applications to serve on the first-ever Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission have been received and processed by the Michigan Department of State.

    "This process has been citizen-led from beginning to end, and it is inspiring to see so many Michiganders actively participate in our democracy and get involved," said Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson. "The results so far have exceeded our expectations and reflect overwhelming public support and excitement for the opportunity for voters to determine fair and competitive districts."  . . .


     

  • Customers complete 100,000 transactions on new Secretary of State self-service stations

    Self-service stationsLANSING – Customers have successfully completed more than 100,000 transactions on the new self-service stations that have been installed since Oct. 27, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson announced today...


     

  • Secretary Benson: Significant progress made in 2019 strengthening democracy, improving customer service

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    LANSING – Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson released a summary of 2019 accomplishments today that included advancing election security, increasing accessibility to voting, launching the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission application process, and enabling all customers with an appointment to conduct their business at any branch office in 30 minutes or less . . .


     

  • Better Than 30

    clock and calendarLANSING – Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson today announced that by making appointments available statewide she has achieved her promise to get Michiganders in and out of Secretary of State offices in 30 minutes or less, but that her administration must and will do much more work to improve the customer experience overall.
     
    “When I ran for this office, I committed to offering appointments statewide to guarantee we could get anyone in and out of a branch office in less than 30 minutes. I am proud that pledge is now in place and any Michigander who plans ahead can do business at a branch office in under 30 minutes.” Benson said. “That does not mean our job is done  . . .


     

  • Secretary Benson replacing unreliable kiosks with new self-service stations

    Self Service StationsLANSING – Completing a pledge made earlier this year, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson today announced she is replacing unreliable, hard-to-use kiosks across the state with new, user-friendly self-service stations, increasing the number of stations by more than 60 percent.

    Following a successful one-month pilot phase completed this month involving a dozen new self-service stations and thousands of customer transactions, the project will expand to replace all 93 existing kiosks by the end of January and add 57 more, for a total of 150, by the end of April. Additional stations . . .