A state elections board is going to work on new rules to govern petition drives that want to get issues before the Legislature or on an election ballot. The board’s job is complicated by legal challenges.
Rick Pluta reports on possible changes to petition laws in Michigan.
Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson says her office will take steps to promote college-age voting to resolve a lawsuit in which young Democrats challenged two laws they say discourage them from participating in elections.
Michigan's attorney general said Wednesday that a Republican-enacted law making it harder to put proposals on the statewide ballot is unconstitutional, declaring that lawmakers had no authority to impose a geographic limit a circulating petitions.
The Republican-led Michigan Senate on Wednesday proposed cutting spending in Democratic Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s office to fund a new redistricting commission, a move she said violates the intent of the constitutional amendment approved by voters last fall.
Detroit sports fans can now support their favorite professional team while driving around. Specialty license plates for the Detroit Lions, Pistons, Red Wings and Tigers were unveiled Tuesday by Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and team representatives.
Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson says she will unveil changes designed to shorten wait times and fix broken self-service kiosks at branch offices where people renew driver's licenses and conduct other business.
Michigan’s new secretary of state, Jocelyn Benson, has released details of her personal finances. But, as Capital Correspondent Rick Pluta explains, she says this sort of disclosure should be required of all state elected officials.
New Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson is urging lawmakers to let absentee ballots be counted before Election Day and to make other changes following the passage of a ballot initiative that expanded voting options in Michigan.
Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and the League of Women Voters have reached a proposed settlement agreement in a gerrymandering lawsuit that alleged the state allowed Republicans to redraw the maps for legislative districts in their favor
Listen for details about the proposed settlement agreement reached between Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and the League of Women Voters in a gerrymandering lawsuit.
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