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Secretary Of State Initiates “Safe Elections” Plan

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LANSING (WWJ) - Plans to improve the Michigan voting process are in the works. This week, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson outlined legislative and policy proposals as part of her Secure and Fair Elections Initiative.

Johnson told WWJ  her new “safe elections” plan includes tougher campaign finance laws, cleaning up the state’s voter rolls and an elections crime unit to safe guard the voting process.

“One, is tougher campaign finance laws so we have more transparency and accountability. We need to clean up our Michigan voter rolls to make sure its one citizen equals one vote. And we need to increase the integrity that we have by safeguarding the process.”

Johnson added that part of her new initiative is to get younger voters to the polls.

“They need to be secure and fair and this is a comprehensive plan to make sure that we encourage people to register to vote, we send out postcards to every 18-year-old in the state of Michigan saying happy birthday, please register to vote.”

Johnson added that Michigan is in the top 10 ten states for getting young people involved in voting.

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