Voter registration drive coming to universities



GENESEE COUNTY — Secretary of State Ruth Johnson has announced the Secretary of State’s Mobile Office will stop at several mid-Michigan universities next week to offer voter registration and other services to students, staff and area residents.

The stop is part of the 2012 “ExpressSOS” Voter Registration Drive, which includes visits to more than 20 universities, colleges and community centers.

“I encourage every citizen who is not yet registered to vote to take a few moments and do so,” Johnson said. “Voting is a fundamental freedom and responsibility in this country. Our staff will be able to offer convenient voter registration and answer any questions customers may have about the voting process.”

The mobile office will visit the University of Michigan-Flint today (Sept. 13) from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Kearsley Street in Flint.

“As an institution of higher education,

Saginaw Valley State University is committed to helping our students understand how to become civically active,” said Merry Jo Brandimore, SVSU Dean of Students. “Exercising one’s right to vote is the most basic act of civic engagement available to citizens of our nation. Saginaw Valley State is extremely pleased to be among those institutions of higher education on the 2012 ‘ExpressSOS’ Voter Registration Drive.”

The visits are part of Johnson’s farreaching efforts to register voters and educate them about what to expect on Election Day. The last day to register to vote for the Nov. 6 election is Oct. 9.

The Mobile Office is a full-service branch and visitors can take care of other Secretary of State business at this event, including renewing license plate tabs, signing up to be an organ donor, and renewing driver’s licenses.

Details: Visit www.michigan.gov/sos. G.G.


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