The Secretary of State is in the midst of touring Michigan’s college campuses and today they were at NMU.
The mobile office can do all of the things the brick and mortar office can do, from renewing your tags to signing you up to be an organ donor. The tour, however, is placing emphasis on voter registration.
Robert Gatt, Mobile Office Analyst with the Secretary of State, said, “We’re going to have them get excited to vote for this November’s general election. They’re going to be able to ask us any questions about the process and get anything else done that they need from the Secretary of State. It’s a total convenience for us to be right here on campus and be able to get it done for them, walking distance to their dorms. We’re right here in the midst of all the dorms so it’s good for them.”
The greatest convenience is for first time voters, who have to register and can’t send in an absentee ballot. The Secretary of State has been doing these mobile tours for a few years now and the response has been very positive.
“They really seem to appreciate the convenience of having a mobile office ready to go and help them out,” Gatt said.
The mobile office was supposed to set up on the academic mall outside the Learning Resource Center, but was displaced by construction and could be found outside Halverson Hall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
It was at Lake Superior State University yesterday and will attend Michigan Tech tomorrow.