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Secretary of State seeks candidates for Collegiate Student Advisory Task Force

Jocelyn Benson
Benson for Secretary of State

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson hopes to improve voter engagement among college students.

Benson is taking applications for students who want to be part of a Collegiate Student Advisory Task Force.

She says any student attending a two- or four- year college is encouraged to apply.

“We're looking to bring diverse perspectives to the table, in particular, as we implement the constitutional amendments that were passed by voters last November,” Benson said.

The constitutional amendments allow for same-day voter registration and absentee voting for any reason.

“This is our way to engage college students from various perspectives from all throughout the state, and ask them the question of how can we do better? How can we better serve you?” Benson said. “And particularly making democracy accessible because your voices matter, we want to hear them. Not just this year and next year, but into the future.”

About 20 to 25 applicants will be selected from across the state. The application deadline is Tuesday, September 3.

Paulette is a digital media reporter and producer for Michigan Radio. She started as a newsroom intern at the station in 2014 and has taken on various roles in that time, including filling in as an on-air host.
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