Voter Action Statement in Support of Petitioners in White v. Reed

Jul 14 2009

July 14 2009

Fundamental to our democracy is the right to cast a ballot in private, protecting the democratic process and enabling all voters to exercise freely their right to vote.


Voter Action strongly supports the claims made by the Petitioners in White et al. v. Reed et al. to protect the rights of all voters in Washington State to a secret ballot. The Washington State Constitution guarantees all voters in the state “absolute secrecy in preparing and depositing his [or her] ballot.” Washington State Constitution, Article VI, Section 6. Washington state law reiterates this guarantee: “The rights of Washington voters are protected by its constitution and laws and include…[t]he right of absolute secrecy of the vote.” RCW 29A.04.206.

 

To view the entire Voter Action Statement of Support, Click Here.

To view a PDF version of the Press Release, Click Here.

To view a PDF version of the Signed Petition, Click Here.