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.
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Benson calls for nonpartisan legislation needed for 2022 elections
Today, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said four nonpartisan legislative changes are needed ahead of this year’s statewide elections.
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
Polls in Michigan jurisdictions holding elections tomorrow, May 3, will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. for in-person voting.
Bureau of Elections directs Genesee County Clerk to refrain from election activities
The Michigan Bureau of Elections today directed Genesee County Clerk John Gleason to refrain from participating in election activities to ensure public trust in the county’s elections.
Secretary Benson announces two new mobile offices to serve Central and Western Michigan
Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson today announced she will launch two new mobile offices to serve communities in Central and Western Michigan.
Department of State takes action against Detroit dealership
The Michigan Department of State (MDOS) has served a summary suspension on a Detroit vehicle dealer for imminent threat to the public health, safety or welfare.
Voters encouraged to hand-deliver absentee ballots in final week before May 3 elections
With one week remaining until the May 3 elections in many Michigan jurisdictions, voters are encouraged to hand-deliver their absentee ballots to their local clerk’s office or ballot drop box.
Secretary Benson names 25 students to the CSATF
Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson today announced the 25 students selected to serve on the Michigan Department of State's Collegiate Student Advisory Task Force.