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Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson testifies before Senate Committee about election threats

WASHINGTON D.C., DC — Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding threats to election workers on Wednesday morning. Benson was joined by New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver, officials from the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.
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Jocelyn Benson warns of arrests if Michigan primary disrupted

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said Monday anyone attempting to interfere with the election process could be removed from polling places or potentially arrested. Department is prepared for possibility of ‘post-election shenanigans,’ Benson says. Republican Kristina Karamo called on the Secretary of State to offer greater access to...
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Statewide primary election one week away – By Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson

One week remains until Michigan’s statewide primary election. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, Aug 2. “Michigan elections are among the most secure in the country and Michigan citizens have options to make their voice heard on Election Day,” said Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson. “However you cast your ballot, you can be sure that every valid vote will be counted and the results will be an accurate reflection of the will of the voters.”
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Three weeks remain until statewide primary election – By Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson

With three weeks remaining until the Aug. 2 statewide primary election, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson reminds voters that they have options to safely and securely cast their ballot. Early voting is now available with an absentee ballot from home or in person at a voter’s local clerk’s office. Michigan voters can also choose to vote in person at their polling place on Election Day.
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Arabic language ballots now available in Dearborn, Hamtramck – By Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson

Arabic language ballots are available for the first time in state history at clerk offices in the cities of Dearborn and Hamtramck. “It’s important that our democracy continue to be accessible and secure for every Michigan voter,” said Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson. “In a moment where there are so many efforts to divide and deter citizen engagement, it’s inspiring to see Dearborn, Hamtramck and Wayne County leadership come together to show government can be responsive to citizens’ needs and deliver results. Their work will directly help citizens in their communities be informed and engaged voters, and our state’s democracy will be healthier as a result.”
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As 50th anniversary of Title IX arrives, the Michigan Task Force on Women in Sports releases its final report – By Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson

Report calls for action from all sectors to address inequity and support all women and girls. The Michigan Task Force on Women in Sports marked the 50th anniversary of Title IX this week by releasing its final report today. In it, the Task Force documented inequities for women and girls in Michigan athletics and outlined ways that all sectors could support women and girls in sports and throughout society.
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Benson cuts “ribbons” for Detroit’s new office, improved operations statewide – By Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson

At a ribbon-cutting ceremony today, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson cut two ribbons. The first was a traditional ribbon, to mark the grand opening of the department’s newest branch office in Detroit. The second was a ribbon of numbered tickets from one of the old red number dispensers, to mark the end of the take-a-ticket-and-wait system that for years doomed visitors to hours-long wait times.
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Jocelyn Benson on the Secretary of State opening its new Detroit office

The Secretary of State has opened a new branch office in Detroit’s Midtown neighborhood. Officials announced the new 580 E. Warren Ave. location two weeks ago, saying the branch will provide in-person services from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays — except Wednesdays, when the hours change to 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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Jan 6 committee interviewed Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson

LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson was interviewed by the Jan 6 committee, a spokesperson for the Department of State confirmed. The Secretary participated in an interview with committee investigators last week, as follow up to the previous conversations they have had with Secretary Benson and the Bureau of Elections.
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Mackinac Policy Conference: Jocelyn Benson on keeping elections safe

It was chaos at Detroit’s Huntington Place, as poll workers counted votes for the 2020 presidential election. They were met by “poll challengers” — people appointed by political parties to contest the results of the vote count. Republicans have increased poll challenger recruitment for the upcoming...
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Michigan SOS Jocelyn Benson Claims Trump Said She Should Be ‘Potentially Executed’

(CNN) – Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson says that in the aftermath of the 2020 election, former President Trump said that she should be tried for treason and potentially executed. In an interview with NBC Benson alleges that former president Trump made threatening comments about her after she refused to overturn the results of the 2020 election. “Even the president himself had called on me to be arrested and tried for treason, potentially executed,” Benson said in the interview with NBC. A spokesperson for former President Trump denied the allegation to NBC, saying that Benson knowingly lied throughout that interview. In an interview...
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