2012 "ExpressSOS" Voter Registration Drive comes to universities in the Upper Peninsula

AUGUST 27, 20122012 ExpressSOS Voter Registration Tour

Full service Mobile Office ready to do business

LANSING, Mich. –  Secretary of State Ruth Johnson announced today that the Mobile Office will stop at three Upper Peninsula universities this week to offer voter registration and other services to students, staff and area residents. The stop is part of the 2012 "ExpressSOS" Voter Registration Drive, which includes visits to more than 20 universities, colleges and community centers.

"I encourage everyone who is not yet registered to vote to take a few moments and do so," Johnson said. "It's an easy way to make sure your voice is heard on Election Day, especially if you're a college student who has not registered before or who has questions about the voting process."

The mobile office will visit:

  • Lake Superior State University from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 28, in Visitors Lot D;
  • Northern Michigan University from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 29, on the Academic Mall;
  • Michigan Technological University from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30 outside the Memorial Union Building.

The visits are part of Johnson's far-reaching efforts to register voters and educate them about what to expect on Election Day. The last day to register to vote for the Nov. 6 election is Oct. 9.

The Mobile Office is a full-service branch and visitors can take care of other Secretary of State business at this event, including renewing license plate tabs, signing up to be an organ donor, and renewing driver's licenses.

Johnson encourages all customers who have Internet access to check out the department's online services at www.ExpressSOS.com before visiting any office. People can update their address and voter registration online. License plates and watercraft registrations also can be renewed online.

Johnson also reminds residents to visit the online Michigan Voter Information Center, a single, comprehensive source designed for voter convenience at www.Michigan.gov/vote. The site contains sample ballots, as well as information on absentee ballots, polling locations, voting systems and candidates. A mobile version is also available.

For more information about voting and the Secretary of State's Office, visit www.michigan.gov/sos. Sign up for the official Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/michsos and Facebook updates at www.facebook.com/michigansos.

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