Judge Puts Stop To Michigan’s Ban On Straight Ticket Voting

A federal judge putting a stop to Michigan’s new ban on straight ticket voting.

Something that will affect the November election.

The ban prevented voters from selecting a whole party for every open position with a single mark.

It was first passed by Republicans, but Democrats complained it would lower voter turnout among minorities, and the judge agreed.

Wexford County Clerk, Elaine Richardson says she sees both sides of the argument.

"When they did away with the straight party ticket there was concern across the state at the lines the lengths they would be the time it would take people to vote the good part of that was the voters would know who they were voting for versa just a straight ticket," she said.

Today’s decision comes ahead of the state primary which is August second, and the general election November 8th.