Michigan Greens Renew Stand for Voter Privacy

24 Mar

Last year, the Legislature passed Public Act 163, which again required Michigan voters to pick a party affiliation in order to get a Presidential primary ballot. This time, lists of each voter’s name, address, ballot choice, and voter-file ID number are to be made available within 71 days after the February 28 primary to anyone willing to file a Freedom of Information Act request and pay the fee the Secretary of State sets.

Even though the Green Party and its candidates are now able to purchase the lists, it has chosen to respect the privacy of Michigan voters. GPMI elections co-ordinator John Anthony La Pietra of Marshall declares, “Greens aren’t even going to use the lists from places where voters could request non-partisan ballots and vote in other races – like the special 51st District State House election near Flint, where Cary Neuville-Justice represented our values of people, jobs, and justice.”

via Michigan Greens Renew Stand for Voter Privacy.


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