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Remarks from Secretary Benson's 2 p.m. press conference
Ahead of tomorrow’s election, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson assured voters that thanks to the work of her administration and the tireless efforts of thousands of clerks across the state, Michigan’s elections system was ready for tomorrow, at a press conference this afternoon. The Secretary also answered questions from media about final plans and concerns from voters, a recording of which is available on Youtube.
A full copy of her remarks is available here.
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Secretary Benson testifies in support of Senate bills to implement the will of Michigan voters, improve election accessibility and security
Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson testified today before the Senate Elections and Ethics Committee in support of bills to implement comprehensive election reforms approved by a wide, bipartisan majority of Michigan voters last November.
Several Northern Michigan Secretary of State offices to be closed on June 8 for staff training
Several Secretary of State offices in Northern Michigan that operate with one staff person will be closed on Thursday, June 8, as these individuals travel to Lansing to attend an in-person departmental training session.
The Board of State Canvassers meeting for June 23 is canceled
The Board of State Canvassers’ regularly scheduled meeting on June 23, 2023 at 10:00 am is CANCELED.
Secretary Benson delivers Wayne County Community College District commencement address
Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson delivered the 2023 Wayne County Community College District (WCCD) commencement address at a ceremony today at Ford Field.
SOS-led public-private partnership growing, helping Michiganders regain driver's license, boosting state's economy
Today at the 2023 Mackinac Policy Conference, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson was joined by Lansing Mayor Andy Schor and representatives from DTE Energy and Miller Canfield to announce the growth of the successful Road to Restoration program . . .
Secretary of State office in Bad Axe to close for remodeling project until June 20
The Secretary of State office at 33 Patrick Dr. in Bad Axe will be closed for two weeks for a remodeling project, but most residents can go online to Michigan.gov/SOS instead for their transactions.
Board of State Canvassers to meet May 19
The Board of State Canvassers will meet at 10 a.m. Friday, Apr. 28, at the Binsfeld Office Building Room 1100, 201 Townsend Street in Lansing.
Department of State, community partners serve more than 200 local residents at Kalamazoo Road to Restoration clinic
The Michigan Department of State (MDOS) joined partners in Kalamazoo on Friday for a Road to Restoration clinic, serving more than 200 Michiganders looking to understand the necessary steps to regain their driver's licenses.
Benson urges legislators to support military families overseas, voters with disabilities, and parents seeking elected office
Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson today testified before the House Elections Committee in favor of bills that would support military families deployed overseas and parents who choose to run for office.
Benson: Mechanic certification tests now better, more accessible
Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson today announced improvements to the mechanic certification process.