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  • Secretary of State office in Midland to close for remodeling Oct. 28

    The Secretary of State office in Midland will close for five days for remodeling later this month, and customers are encouraged to complete their transactions online at ExpressSOS.com or at an alternate branch office.
     
    The office, located at 1832 N. Saginaw Road, will be closed beginning Monday, Oct. 28, and will resume service at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 4.
     
    Customers and staff will benefit from renovations that include . . . 


     

  • Secretary Benson names advisory members for Task Force on Women in Sports

    Task Force on Women in SportsLANSING – Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson today announced the advisory members for the Michigan Task Force on Women in Sports. These 16 national leaders will advise the Task Force on its ongoing work and inform its final recommendations to the Governor. 

    Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order creating the task force in June  . . .  


     

  • Secretary of State office on Mack Avenue in Detroit to close for remodeling Oct. 21-25

    The Secretary of State Detroit-Mack Avenue office will close for five days later this month for remodeling, and customers are encouraged to complete their transactions online at ExpressSOS.com or at an alternate branch office.

    The office at 14634 Mack Ave. will be closed beginning Monday, Oct. 21, and will resume service at 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 28. Customers and staff will benefit from renovations that include new carpet, new ceiling tile and a newly painted lobby...


     

  • Secretary Benson, transportation security officials urge residents to be ready for REAL ID deadline

    REAL ID

    ROMULUS – Michigan residents should pay attention to the REAL ID deadline, so they won’t be prevented from flying within the United States or entering some federal facilities, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and transportation security officials said today.

    Benson held a news conference at Detroit Metropolitan Airport with Steve Lorincz, federal security director for the Transportation Security Administration, and Darryl Brown, vice president of public safety for the Wayne County Airport Authority, to ensure residents have the facts about REAL ID  . . .


     

  • Secretary Benson names Jake Rollow director of communications

    Special Announcement

    LANSING – Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson has named Jake Rollow as the new director of communications for the Michigan Department of State.

    Rollow, who began his duties Monday, Oct. 7, brings more than 15 years of experience in government and communications at the local and national level. Most recently, he served as director of communications and community services for the City of  . . .


     

  • Secretary of State offices collecting food donations at branch offices as part of Harvest Gathering campaign

    Harvest Gathering

    LANSING – Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson today announced that all Secretary of State branch offices will be collecting nonperishable food items as part of the annual Harvest Gathering campaign.

    The campaign begins today and runs through Friday, Nov. 15.

    “Secretary of State offices have been participating in the Harvest Gathering for 20 years, and in that time, our generous customers and staff have donated more than 155 tons of food and $42,000,” Benson said. “Because donations stay in the area in which they are collected, every food or personal care item you drop off at a Secretary of State branch office will assist someone in need within your community – a family, a veteran, a senior citizen  . . .


     

  • Department of State suspends license of Detroit vehicle dealership

    SOS Seal

    DETROIT – The Department of State has suspended the license of a Detroit vehicle dealership for failing to provide records for inspection as required by law.

    Cars 4 You Financial Inc., 12001 Livernois Ave., owned by Ranin Elias, was served with a summary suspension Sept. 17 after two attempts to inspect the dealership’s records were unsuccessful. Because no one was present when the regulation agent arrived to serve the suspension, the agent posted a sign  . . . 

     

     


     

  • Secretary Benson announces modernized voter registration on National Voter Registration Day

    Election News

    LANSING – Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson today announced that automatic voter registration officially has launched in Michigan and online voter registration will be available following the November 2019 election.

    Automatic voter registration requires Secretary of State branch office staff to ensure that when Michigan citizens apply for or update their driver’s license or personal ID cards, they automatically are registered to vote unless they are ineligible  . . .