Secretary of State online services to be available at Howell Melon Festival

AUGUST 12, 2013ExpressSOS Tent and Table Top Display booth offers tab renewals, other services

HOWELL, Mich. – Secretary of State Ruth Johnson announced today that her office will have a booth Saturday and Sunday at the Howell Melon Festival.

"While you're trying melon ice cream and enjoying the classic car show and farmer's market, stop by our table to check out or use our online services at," Johnson said. "Our online, no-wait Secretary of State allows you to renew license plate tabs, sign up as an organ donor, get duplicate titles, change your address and much more. It's fast and easy, and now you can take care of business while you enjoy the festival."

The tent, which will offer secure online services, will be located on Grand River Avenue in downtown Howell. Motorists should be aware that the road, one of the main thoroughfares in the city, will be closed for the event, which begins Friday.

More than three million transactions have been successfully handled through since its October 2011 launch.

"The Howell Melon Festival is a 53-year tradition that sees 30,000 visitors over the course of the festival weekend," said Traci Mularoni, festivals and enrichment supervisor for the Howell Area Parks and Recreation Authority. "The Secretary of State booth is just one of over 100 vendor booths that are located down the middle of Grand River Avenue. We appreciate local, state and area businesses adding to our festival by informing residents about available services."

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