Some SOS offices will be open Election Day

LANSING, Mich. – Secretary of State Ruth Johnson reminds residents that all SUPER!Centers as well as select PLUS and traditional offices will remain open on Election Day for customers who must conduct urgent business on that day.

Most state government offices will be closed on Tuesday, Nov. 6, because of a 2004 agreement with labor unions made by the administration of then Gov. Jennifer Granholm that makes Election Day a state employee holiday. However, Johnson is keeping several offices open with minimal staffing.

“We recognize that urgent business may require a trip to a Secretary of State office on Election Day so we’re keeping some offices open,” Johnson said. “However, because of limited staffing levels that day, I encourage customers to visit an office on another day or take advantage of our online services at”

Johnson said that late fees for licenses and registrations expiring Nov. 6 will be waived if customers renew the next day. She also reminded customers that many transactions, such as vehicle plate tab and driver’s license renewals, now can be completed online at

In addition, many offices contain Self-Service Stations for quick processing of license plate tab renewals. Many of these offices will be closed on Election Day but their Self-Service Stations that normally are available 24-hours a day will be available to serve customers. Residents will need a renewal notice and a Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit or debit card to use the Self-Service Station.

Other Department of State service areas also will be closed on Election Day, except for the Bureau of Elections.

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In the Upper Peninsula, those offices open on election day are:

Marquette County PLUS

Delta County PLUS


Sault Ste. Marie