Secretary of State Benson Calls on Lawmakers to Revamp SOS Services, Give Unspecified Amount of Money

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson on Thursday asked for an unspecified amount of money to completely revamp the Michigan Department of State (MDOS).

The money would be used to provide “pop-up” offices, provide virtual interactions instead of in-person, and pass other laws that would result in less interaction with the department.

“Michiganders can now complete most of their transactions online, by mail or at one of our new self-service stations located at their local grocery store,” Benson said. “And the remaining in-person transactions are carried out by appointment, ensuring the vast majority of customers have little to no wait time.”

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Whitmer Extends Driver’s License, Vehicle Registration Expiration for Second Time

  Gov. Gretchen Whitmer temporarily extended the expiration of various identification and vehicle-related documentation during the pandemic for the second time, the governor announced late last week. The order extends the expiration of state identification cards, driver’s licenses, operator endorsements and vehicle registration to July 31. The documentation must be…

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Michigan Secretary of State Makes It Easier for Transgender People to Change Driver’s License

  Transgender residents of Michigan can now more easily switch the sex-indicator on their driver’s license, according to a change announced by Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson on Monday. Individuals wanting to correct their license no longer need a birth certificate, passport or court order. Instead, they can change the…

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