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Bridgeman v. McPherson, C050528

Judgment requiring defendant secretary of state to refrain from enforcing Elections Code section 3103.5, which requires a special absentee voter to sign an oath waiving right to keep ballot secret, is reversed as the constitutional guarantee of secret ballot must be balanced against the right of voters to cast a vote, and fax voting is necessary to some voters overseas to vote in California.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 07/11/2006
  • Published 07/11/2006


  • SIMS, Acting P.J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellees:
  • Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, Louis R. Mauro, Assistant Attorney General, Christopher E. Krueger and Douglas J. Woods, Deputy Attorneys General, for Defendant and Appellant., Law Office of Scott J. Rafferty and Scott J. Rafferty for Plaintiffs and Respondents.
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