March 1, 2022

Episode 39: Michigan's Secretary of State Sounds off on Democracy

Secretaries of State (SoS) play a key role in preserving election security and access to the ballot. Voters will be casting ballots for their state's SoS in 27 states this year. But, just what is involved in being a SoS? And what should be made of the effort underway to pack these offices with proponents of "the Big Lie"? Lindsay Langholz speaks this week with Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson about the importance of SoS and how listeners can support election integrity in their states. This episode is part of ACS's Run.Vote.Work. initiative, focused on increasing voter education and engagement on down ballot races, including those for Secretary of State.

Episode Host: Lindsay Langholz, ACS Director of Policy and Programs

Episode Guest: Jocelyn Benson, Michigan Secretary of State

ACS's Run.Vote.Work. Initiative
"If voters don’t stop it, election deniers could kill American democracy," by Secretaries of State Shirley N. Weber and Jocelyn Benson
"Money Pours into State Secretary of State Races," Brennan Center
"State Secretaries of State: Guardians of the Democratic Process," by Jocelyn Benson

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