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December 16, 2021
“Those who serve in our armed forces undergo extensive training to fulfill their duties, and often receive certifications specific to their services, including commercial driver’s licenses. It is past time for the law to be changed to allow the license they have earned during active duty to serve them in civilian life as well. Supporting our veterans continues to be one of my top priorities, and I’m grateful to see House Bill 4787 is on its way to the governor. I look forward to implementing the necessary changes within our department to ensure military veterans who have successfully earned the equivalent of a CDL do not have to repeat the process.”
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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 of State Jocelyn Benson today announced she will launch two new mobile offices to serve communities in Central and Western Michigan.
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.
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 of State Jocelyn Benson today announced the 25 students selected to serve on the Michigan Department of State's Collegiate Student Advisory Task Force.
Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson will receive the Profile in Courage Award from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library Foundation, the nonprofit organization announced today.
Just hours after Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson was announced a recipient of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation's 2022 Profile in Courage Award, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) today announced her administration won two of its National Clearinghouse Awards.
The Board of State Canvassers' regularly scheduled meeting on April 21, 2022 at 10:00 am is CANCELED.
With two weeks until many jurisdictions across Michigan hold elections on May 3, citizens who received but have not yet returned their absentee ballot are encouraged to hand deliver it to a local drop box or their clerk's office to avoid postal delays.
"The Michigan Department of State condemns the killing of Patrick Lyoya. Moreover, the Department will no longer provide the driving record and personal information of Mr. Lyoya to the media, nor will it provide to media such records and information of other victims of violence.
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