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RUTH JOHNSON - MICHIGAN SECRETARY OF STATE
The Ruth Report
Dear Friend & Supporter, More than 600 registered Michigan voters, verified as non-U.S. citizens by federal records, were notified this month that they must withdraw from the voter rolls. Dozens of individuals have already responded, asking to be removed from the rolls. The law is clear. Only U.S. citizens may be registered to vote and vote on Election Day. We must take a hard line on election integrity. For example, we now re-quire voters to attest, when they sign their ballot applications, that they meet all qualifications to vote
age, residency and U.S. citizenship.
HELPING OUR VETERANS:
With Veterans Day nearly here, I wanted to take a moment to recognize my team
for all they are doing to assist Michigan’s nearly 700,000 veterans. Some of
those efforts include:
A new driver’s license for veterans that will be launched next year. It will include a special “
” designation, helping vets get the benefits they
have earned and deserve.
Work with homeless veterans at various “Stand Down” events across the state to help them get the ID and documents they need. We’re also going to
be providing vet benefit information in some of our branch offices. A new veterans license plate, to debut next year, that will raise money direct-ly for vets and their families. Support for laws that help vets return to the workforce more easily. Please, if you see a veteran, take a moment to thank them for their service and sacrifice. With warmest wishes for you and your families,
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November Edition 2013
Johnson to non-
U.S. citizens: You can’t vote
Secretary of State notifies 600 people to withdraw from voter rolls
on’t forget to vote
on Tuesday Nov. 5
Elections are being held in
75 of Michigan’s 83 coun-
ties. Polls will be open from 7 a.m.- 8 p.m.
“Cities, townships and
school districts are looking for your input at the ballot
box,” said Ruth Johnson, Michigan’s chief elections officer. “If there is an
election in your area, I encourage you to take a few
minutes to vote.”
Secretary of State offices closed on Veterans Day Monday Nov. 11
In honor of our veterans, all Secretary of State branch offices will be closed Nov. 11. Most people renewing license plates, driver's licenses and ID cards can do business at www.ExpressSOS.com or by mail.
Ruth talking with the North Oakland County Republicans about her election integrity efforts.