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RUTH JOHNSON - MICHIGAN SECRETARY OF STATE

The Ruth Report
November Edition 2013

Johnson to non-U.S. citizens: You can’t vote
Secretary of State notifies 600 people to withdraw from voter rolls
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 require 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 “VETERAN” 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 directly 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,

SOS SPOTLIGHT

Don’t forget to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 5
Elections are being held in 75 of Michigan’s 83 counties. 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.”

Ruth talking with the North Oakland County Republicans about her election integrity efforts.

Secretary of State offices closed on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11

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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.

NEWS STORIES:
Secretary of State to Noncitizens: You can’t vote
Oct. 11, 2013

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson said Thursday that she is letting about 600 non-U.S. citizens know they need to withdraw from the voter rolls.

Voters Encouraged to be heard
Oct. 29, 2013

Secretary of State Ruth Johnson is urging residents to vote in local elections Tuesday, November 5th.

STATE PLANS CRACKDOWN ON FAKE AUTO IN SURANCE CERTIFICATES
Lansing — Secretary of State Ruth Johnson said Monday she is working with law enforcement and the insurance industry to crack down on fake certificates used to obtain vehicle registrations. (Sept. 16, 2013)

PHOTO GALLERY

Left and above: At the Michigan Sheriff’s Association Fall Conference.

At the Walk Like MADD event to fight against drunk driving.

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