POLL: Should Your Primary Ballot Preference – Republican or Democrat – Be Public Record?
To cut down on 'voter mischief', the Michigan Secretary of State will make voter ballot preferences available to the public after the primary.
The Michigan Secretary of State has announced that voters' ballot selections will be available for public review after the 2012 February primary elections. While voters' candidate selections won't be shared, their party preference will be.
According to a Detroit News story, "unlike in other states, Michigan voters don't have to declare a party affiliation when they register. But releasing ballot preferences in this year's presidential primaries is the closest Michiganians come to publicly picking a party, and that makes some uncomfortable."
Some say the measure is an effort to cut down on Democrats voting in both the caucuses and the Michigan Presidential Primary of Republican candidates.
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