Straight Ticket Voting Not So Rigid

For the  125th  year in a row Michigan’s November ballot will include an option for straight ticket voting.  The U-S Federal Appeals Court last month upheld the century-old law despite attempts by the state legislature to remove the option from this years ballot.  Michigan is one of only a handful of states that still allows straight ticket voting. But a check mark next to the straight ticket does not mean voters are prevented from crossing party lines for specific races. Fred Woodhams is spokesperson for the Office of Michigan Secretary of State. He tells WDET’s Amy Miller that straight ticket voting still allows voters some flexibility.


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About the Author

Amy Miller


Amy has been working in public and commercial radio for the last 30 yrs. She is an award winning reporter and news anchor, born and raised in Detroit.   Follow @wdetamy

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