But what if you wait for hours – only to be told you need a valid birth certificate, and permanent address – but you have no way to prove who you are. Continue reading
The state has eased up on a policy that made it difficult for transgender residents to change gender on a driver’s license.
Previously, an amended birth certificate was needed to make a change. And in order to change a birth certificate, a person has to provide proof of transformative surgery. Continue reading
Telling an older family member that they shouldn’t be driving is tough… but a new state website has resources and tips to make that difficult discussion a little easier.
Safe Drivers Smart Options launched earlier this week. Continue reading
The Michigan Secretary of State has released the initial list of Republican and Democratic candidates who will appear on the March 8th presidential primary ballot.
Two dealerships; one in Mt. Pleasant, one in Lansing, have been suspended from buying or selling vehicles.
The Secretary of State received complaints from customers who did not get a title or registration after buying a vehicle from University Motor Mall. Continue reading
Michigan is accepting proposals to replace outdated election equipment.
The Secretary of State is looking to replace the more than ten-year old election equipment found at local precincts around the state. Continue reading
A measure in Lansing would allow for encrypted emergency contact information on your driver’s license or state ID.
The information could include the name, address, and phone number of your chosen contact person. Continue reading
Four years ago, Michigan was lacking when it came to the percentage of residents registered as some sort of organ donor.
October is traditionally consumed with pumpkins, costumes and candy, but lately, the month has also flowered with pink for breast cancer awareness month.
For the first time ever, Michigan is launching a “pink ribbon” license plate for drivers. It’s a partnership between the Michigan Secretary of State and Department of Community Health.
Angela Minicuci is a spokeswoman for the state health department, and she said money collected from the plates will go toward the department’s breast cancer screening services program.
“And what that does, is not only provides screenings, but also helps with follow up care, which includes cancer treatment,” she said. “Reaching women just to get them in for screening only a portion of what this program does.”
Minicuci says $25 will go toward the program when the plate is first purchased, and another $10 each time it’s renewed.
In addition to the pink ribbon on the left of the plate, there is a message at the bottom that reads, “Early Detection Saves Lives.”
The “pink ribbon” license plate is available now and will be throughout the year.
Ruth Johnson will seek another term as Michigan’s Secretary of State.
The Michigan Secretary of State has announced a new program to expand campaign finance reporting rules to smaller races. The program will give Michigan residents electronic access to campaign finance records for local candidates and ballot questions.