Americana: A Bold Vote for Privacy

Is the secret ballot a constitutional myth? A University of Michigan pre-law student, Susan R. Van Hattum, 21 , has put the issue to a test by refusing a judge's order to identify the candidate for whom she voted in last April's mayoral election in Ann Arbor. Van Hattum was among 20 men and wom en who, unknown to them, lived just outside city limits and should not have voted at all. Any one of those 20 votes could have proved decisive, since Democrat James Wheeler defeated Republican Louis Belcher by a margin of one (10,660 to 10,659). County Judge...

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