Secretary Johnson praises Senate passage of online voter registration legislation

register to voteMARCH 15, 2018

Secretary of State Ruth Johnson praised members of the Michigan Senate for passing legislation today that will provide residents with the accurate and secure option of online voter registration.

“Michigan has the ability to accurately and securely receive registration applications online and authenticate voters against their driver or state ID information on file,” Johnson said. “I commend members of the Senate for working to offer our citizens an easy way to register to vote through the use of modern technology.”

Johnson has worked with legislators to make online voter registration a reality. Throughout her tenure as Secretary of State, she has sought ways to use proven, safe and secure technology to improve and streamline Secretary of State services.

The legislation was introduced by Sen. Judy Emmons and has 25 co-sponsors, including Sens. Jim Ananich, Steven Bieda, Darwin Booher, Jack Brandenburg, Ian Conyers, Vincent Gregory, Goeff Hansen, Curtis Hertel, Dave Hildenbrand, Morris Hood, Hoon-Yung Hopgood, Kenneth Horn, Rick Jones, David Knezek, Marty Knollenberg, James Marleau, Arlan Meekhof, Mike Nofs, Margaret O’Brien, Wayne Schmidt, Tonya Schuitmaker, Mike Shirkey, Rebekah Warren, Coleman Young II and Dale Zorn.

The online services at ExpressSOS.com allow customers to complete just about any transaction online. Launched in 2011, the site offers such conveniences as change of address, duplicate vehicle titles, and vehicle registration and driver’s license renewals over the internet. In Fiscal Year 2017, ExpressSOS.com processed more than 2.2 million transactions online.

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