2012 "ExpressSOS" Voter Registration Drive comes to southeastern Michigan universities

AUGUST 30, 2012 2012 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 several southeastern Michigan universities next 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:

  • Oakland Community College from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 4, in the main building;
  • Oakland University from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5 and Thursday, Sept. 6, inside the Oakland Center student union;
  • University of Michigan-Dearborn from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7 at the University Center.

Other locations in southeastern Michigan will host the mobile office later in the month.

"Oakland University is extremely excited to be having the Secretary of State's Mobile Office on campus for Welcome Week," said Samantha Wolf, president of the Oakland University Student Congress. "Our main goal is to get students registered to vote, which allows them to have their voices heard. Voting is one of our most cherished Constitutional rights and the Secretary of State is allowing students easier access to it."

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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