Monday, October 8, 2012
Voters may register or pick up an absent voter ballot application at City Hall or Brighton Township Hall.
The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 6 General Election is just around the corner. Local residents have until Oct. 9 to register at Brighton City Hall, Brighton Township Hall, any Secretary of State office or by mail. In order to vote, you must: Those who aren't able to go to the polls on election day may cast an absentee ballot. Brighton Township absentee voter applications are available online, as are applications for City of Brighton absentee voters. If you want the ballot mailed, your application must be received by 2 p.m. the Saturday before the election. These dates are also important to absentee voters: Additional information is available at the City of Brighton and Brighton Township websites. For more information on the …
Friday, October 5, 2012
Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson said she ordered the citizenship verification to prevent voter fraud.
A citizenship checkbox ordered by Secretary of State Ruth Johnson will not appear on Michigan ballots in November, a federal judge ruled today. According to a report filed by Michigan Public Radio, U.S. District Judge Paul Borman ruled that the checkbox "slows the voting process, is confusing and is a burden on the right to vote." In a press release issued Friday evening, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) explained that a voting rights coalition, including the Clerk of Ingham County, three registered voters, the Michigan State Council and Local 517M of the SEIU and the ACLU of Michigan, filed the suit. In July, Gov. Rick Snyder vetoed a portion of a new election law that would have required people to reaffirm their citizenship …
Friday, October 21, 2011
The Michigan Secretary of State has expanded their website, ExpressSOS.com, making the days of waiting in line for a new driver's license a thing of the past.
The lines at the Secretary of State can be so long you often feel like you should pack a lunch before you leave the house. Now you don't even have to leave the house. The Secretary of State has expanded their website, ExpressSOS.com, to allow Michigan residents to complete even more transactions online according to a Secretary of State release. The expansion now allows people to: The expansion is in addition to other previously offered online services including renewing vehicle plates. "By expanding online, we are able to transform the way we serve our customers," Secretary of State Ruth Johnson said in the release. "This news means more convenience for our clients while alleviating lines at our branch offices so that our employees can …
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Brighton residents voice displeasure about the added commute.
Brighton Patch visited the Secretary of State Office on Grand River Ave. in Brighton on its last business day to find out what residents felt about the upcoming closure. Resident Lisa Bell, of Brighton, echoed the prevailing sentiment that the added commute to the new office will be an incovenience. "Now I have to drive farther," she said. "I have been going to this office for 17 years," Robin Spring of Hartland added. "There was never a wait," Spring said. "It was one of the best in the area."