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Secretary Benson announces Collegiate Student Advisory Task Force

September 20, 2019

I’m excited to announce the formation of the
Department of State’s Collegiate Student Advisory Task Force. As your Secretary of State, I’m committed
to elevating the voices of young people from across Michigan and encouraging them in the democratic
process. The task force will help identify the barriers
and unique challenges student voters face when it comes to participating in elections
and help us identify solutions. To make it happen, we opened the opportunity
to serve on the task force to students at any higher education institution in Michigan. Nearly one hundred students from across the
state applied and from that applicant pool we selected students attending over twenty
different higher education institutions. The students will meet three times this fall,
with the goal of providing final recommendations to my office in late November. It’s an exciting opportunity for student voters
to bring their voices and ideas to the table. And now, I would like to introduce you to
the members of our student collegiate advisory task force.

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