Re: Joint paper for WPES 2004

From: Joseph Lorenzo Hall <joehall_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Tue Jun 15 2004 - 19:30:21 CDT

> > >> 2. Secret Ballot Requirements [<1 page?]
> > >> FEC rules/Timing of ballots kept/Contents of ballots kept/not linked
> >
> > Secret ballots are a matter of state law, so citing
> > sample state laws makes sense. (One state in the US
> > still allows voters to make non-secret votes, if
> > they wish! I think it's an Appalacian state, but
> > I forget which.)

I FOUND IT!!! (only after looking all fifty states and territory's
constitutions!)

It's West Virginia! There constitution reads (W. Va. Const. Art. IV,
2 (2003)):

2. Mode of Voting by Ballot

   In all elections by the people, the mode of voting shall be by
ballot; but the voter shall be left free to vote by either open,
sealed or secret ballot, as he may elect.

-- 
Joseph Lorenzo Hall
UC Berkeley, SIMS PhD Student
http://pobox.com/~joehall/
blog: http://pobox.com/~joehall/nqb/
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