SOUTH CAROLINA: At Last

In South Carolina the voter has had to make his choice in full public view. Each party had its own ballot, and the voter picked up the one he wanted from the Republican or Democratic stack on an open table. Last week Governor J. Strom Thurmond signed a bill giving South Carolina voters for the first time a privilege that citizens of the other 47 states have long enjoyed—a single, secret ballot.

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