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The Michigan Department of State suspended the operations of Around Town Driving School in South Lyon after an investigation and charges by Oakland County law enforcement resulted in a court order temporarily barring the business owner from having, or causing any third party to have, direct or indirect contact with minors under the age of 18 years old . . .
Michigan citizens in the hundreds of jurisdictions holding local elections Nov. 2 who have not yet registered to vote can do so in person at their local clerk's office now through 8 p.m. on Election Day. They can also apply for and return an absentee ballot at the clerk's office in the same trip . . .
With three weeks remaining until elections in many jurisdictions across the state, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson reminds voters that they have options to safely and securely cast their ballot.
"Michigan elections are among the most secure in the nation, and voters can safely and confidently cast their ballot from home by mail, at a secure ballot drop box or in person . . .
"Michigan's voter ID and election security procedures are second to none, and fraud is not only infinitesimal, on the rare occasion it occurs it is also intercepted and prosecuted. Yet countless voters have been convinced the opposite is true by lying legislators seeking to maintain power by any means necessary, even as they tear apart our communities . . .
New laws taking effect today lift license suspensions for approximately 73,000 Michiganders who failed to pay tickets or court fines or failed to appear in court for certain non-moving and other violations.
"By lifting suspensions for non-moving violations, we are enabling tens of thousands of Michiganders to drive to work, pick up their children from school, and more fully participate in their communities," said Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson. "We are proud to implement this new law . . .
On National Voter Registration Day, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson announced a new program with nonpartisan partner organizations seeking to increase young voter knowledge and participation by ensuring that eligible high school seniors register or pre-register to vote.
The MI Vote Matters High School Voter Registration Challenge (Michigan.gov/MIVoteMatters) encourages high schools across Michigan . . .
Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson today announced that she is launching a mobile office next month to serve Michiganders with limited access to Secretary of State offices and the internet, including senior centers, homeless shelters, foster care facilities and other community organizations . . .
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