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Legal voters refused ballots
|Last Edited||karin1492 Aug 08, 2012 03:22pm|
|News Date||Wednesday, August 8, 2012 09:00:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||State election officials sent instructions to election clerks today after at least one person was illegally refused a ballot. |
When Rich Robinson went to the polls in East Lansing this morning, poll workers refused to give him a ballot because he would not check a box declaring he was a U.S. citizen. Checking that box is not required under law. Robinson works for the Michigan Campaign Finance Network and is familiar with election law. He says he wonders how many others are being denied the right to vote today because local election officials are misinformed.
“If the information couldn’t travel accurately five miles down Michigan Avenue from the capitol to the East Lansing City Clerk, what’s going on in Ontonagon or Monroe or points in between."