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Benson, Nessel provide voter education information to UM-Dearborn, Henry Ford College students
October 17, 2022
Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and Attorney General Dana Nessel participated in a voter education town hall for students today co-hosted by the University of Michigan at Dearborn and Henry Ford College on the UM-Dearborn campus. The two officials shared information on election participation and security and took questions from attending students.
“Voting is how citizens make their voice heard in our society, and as Michigan’s chief election officer, I am committed to ensuring every eligible citizen – no matter where they live or who they vote for – knows how to exercise their right to vote and hold their elected leaders accountable,” said Secretary Benson.
“A well-informed and empowered electorate is essential to the health of our democracy,” said Attorney General Nessel. “I welcome the opportunity to meet with current and future voters to educate them about the work done by the Department of Attorney General to ensure every person’s vote counts. My department works tirelessly to help curb the spread of misinformation, prosecute criminal efforts to deter voters, and ensure our elections are safe and secure.”
Absentee ballots are now available for the Nov. 8 general election. Registered voters can request them online or go to their city or township clerk’s office to request, fill out and submit their ballot all in one trip. Eligible citizens can also register online through Oct. 24, or in person at their clerk’s office until 8 p.m. on Election Day. Polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day.
Michigan residents can find all their voting information at Michigan.gov/Vote.
“As the son of an immigrant, I learned the value of the American Dream and the hard work necessary to achieve it. I also learned that our democracy depends on each of us exercising our voice through our vote,” said Russ Kavalhuna, president of Henry Ford College. “Our vote is our greatest influence on the governing of our nation. I encourage everyone to participate in non-partisan events to learn about voting options and election security. And I strongly urge you to vote!”
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Photo 1: Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and Attorney General Dana Nessel participate in a voter education town hall with students on the campus of the University of Michigan - Dearborn on Oct. 17.
Photo 2: Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson speaks during a voter education town hall at the University of Michigan - Dearborn on Oct. 17
Photo 3: Attorney General Dana Nessel speaks during a voter education town hall at the University of Michigan - Dearborn on Oct. 17.