SOS Express News from Secretary of State Ruth Johnson

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Watch on YouTube: Secretary Johnson invites you to the 2013 Detroit auto show

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North American International Auto Show cruises into Detroit with exciting designs

Secretary of State’s full-service Mobile Office on hand
to serve customers at Cobo Center concourse

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The North American International Auto Show, celebrating Detroit, our state and something we do better than anyone else – cars – kicks off Jan. 19 and runs through Jan. 27 at Cobo Center.

Visit our full-service Secretary of State Mobile Office, on the concourse near the Oakland Hall entrance. You can get your tabs, renew your driver’s license and learn about Michigan’s organ donor registry. The Mobile Office will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the weekends and noon to 6 p.m. weekdays. On Sunday, Jan. 27, the office will be open until 7 p.m. For more info, visit

'Kelsey's Law' prohibits young drivers from talking on mobile phones

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Parents of young drivers with a Graduated Driver License Level 1 or Level 2, take note! 

Beginning March 28, if your child uses a mobile phone while driving, he or she may be ticketed by a law enforcement officer and be prevented from advancing to the next licensing level.

Visit us online to read more about Kelsey's Law and find more resources for parents of a teen driver.

Meet some of the many Mich. people
in need of a life-saving organ transplant

RJ with Aiyana, an organ recipient

Secretary Johnson joined 10-year-old Aiyana Wesley of Inkster, who is waiting for a heart transplant, at a recent news conference to highlight the need for people to join the Michigan Organ Donor Registry. Aiyana is featured in a new video called "Waiting to Live: Wayne County."

Johnson has made expanding Michigan’s organ donor lists a priority, from instituting new policies to partnering with Gift of Life Michigan and the Michigan Eye-Bank.

Anyone can join the Michigan Organ Donor Registry online at

Deadline nears to register to vote in February election

Your community may have an upcoming local election on Feb. 26. The deadline to register to vote in the February election is Monday, Jan. 28. Visit the Michigan Voter Information Center at for more information or to see a sample ballot. (A smartphone version of the site also is available.)

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Mark your calendar for upcoming Michigan International Auto Show in Grand Rapids

The Secretary of State Mobile Office will be at the Michigan International Auto Show in Grand Rapids Jan. 31-Feb. 3 at DeVos Place. Visit to learn more.

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Think summer ...
Boat show coming to Grand Rapids

The Secretary of State Mobile Office will be on hand for the Grand Rapids Boat Show, Feb. 13-17, at DeVos Place. For more info, visit

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