Statement from Secretary Benson on the extension of the REAL ID enforcement deadline
MARCH 26, 2020
LANSING — “I am grateful that DHS heard the call and responded to the need to extend this deadline given the limitations and stress of this unprecedented moment. This extension reduces the immediate pressure on Michiganders to get a REAL ID compliant credential and should help prevent crowds rushing to get them when our offices reopen.”
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Benson, Nessel visit driver’s license restoration clinic in Ypsilanti
Today, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and Attorney General Dana Nessel visited a Road to Restoration Clinic in Ypsilanti where their departments and numerous volunteer organizations helped Michiganders restore their driver’s licenses after new state laws lifted license suspensions for thousands of restricted drivers.
May recognized as Motorcycle Safety Awareness month
Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson recognized Motorcycle Safety Awareness month today, urging drivers to be aware of motorcyclists on the road in the coming months.
Polling places in jurisdictions holding May 3 elections will be open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow
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Department of State takes action against Detroit dealership
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Secretary Benson names 25 students to the CSATF
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Secretary Benson to receive the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award
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