Secretary of State

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Michigan’s Secretary of State is at odds with State Senate Republicans over appearing before a committee to testify on election security.

The state Senate Oversight Committee is scheduled to meet April 20.

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Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson has refused an invitation to appear before the Michigan House Oversight Committee.

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Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson held a virtual town hall Thursday to inform non-English speaking voters how to get their ballots in on time for the November election.

 


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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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