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The state cannot restrict the number of signatures a ballot initiative can get from a single Congressional district.

Michigan Capital
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The Michigan Republican Party and other Republicans have filed a lawsuit challenging the formation of a redistricting commission to draw congressional and legislative lines.

Michigan Capital
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Republican opponents of Michigan’s new independent redistricting commission are back in court.


Jocelyn Benson, Michigan's first Democratic secretary of state in more than 20 years gives her inaugural remarks.
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Michigan's top election official on Thursday released proposed application wording and eligibility guidelines for people wanting to serve on a new commission that will draw congressional and legislative districts instead of lawmakers.

Jocelyn Benson
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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.

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The state of Michigan has reached a court settlement that allows voters to take pictures of their ballots and post them on social media.


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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.

State Sen. Mike Shirkey (R) Clarklake
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The leader of the state Senate Republicans says he’s not in favor of the Secretary of State’s call for candidates to disclose their financial information.


Jocelyn Benson, Michigan's first Democratic secretary of state in more than 20 years gives her inaugural remarks.
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Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson is voluntarily disclosing her personal financial information while calling on the Legislature to make such disclosures mandatory.

Michigan State Police
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A newspaper reports the Michigan State Police's Statewide Network of Agency Photos has grown to nearly 50 million facial images.

Jocelyn Benson, Michigan's first Democratic secretary of state in more than 20 years gives her inaugural remarks.
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Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson has put together a committee to advise her administration and Michigan's Elections bureau on election reforms.

SOS Services Suspended For Weekend During Computer Upgrade

Feb 14, 2019
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Michigan Secretary of State offices and online services will go dark during a major weekend computer upgrade.

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson reached a proposed agreement with the League of Women Voters in a gerrymandering lawsuit. If the court agrees 11 State House congressional districts will be redrawn.
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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


Jocelyn Benson, Michigan's first Democratic secretary of state in more than 20 years gives her inaugural remarks.
WKAR

During her inauguration speech on January 1, 2019, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson vowed to protect the votes and democracy of the state's voters. 


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The Republican-led Michigan Senate voted Thursday to strip campaign finance oversight from the secretary of state and have a bipartisan commission handle the functions instead, less than a month before a Democrat leads the office for the first time in two dozen years.

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