Court Decision: No Straight Ticket Voting in November

According to a report in Gongwer, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in a 2-1 decision granted a motion by the state to stay a ruling that Michigan’s ban on the straight ticket voting is unconstitutional. This means that the voters will not be able to choose a party’s slate of nominations with a single selection during the general election.

Ruth Johnson praised the decision in a statement: “Michigan now joins more than 40 other states in which voters choose the person instead of the party. For too long, important ballot questions and nonpartisan offices, including judges of all types, were skipped over by people who marked a straight ticket thinking they had voted their full ballot.”

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