Many voters in California including, actresses Demi Moore, Emma Stone and Kaley Cuoco amongst other stars, accidentally registered as members of the American Independent Party, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The newspaper reports that during a recent telephone survey, nearly three in four people did not realize they had joined the conservative minor political party – and voters were confused over the word “independent.”
Most likely, voters believed they were declaring that they had no party affiliation. In California, voters who do not want to register with a party can check “no party preference.”
“Demi Moore is not, nor has ever been, a member of the American Independent Party,” a representative said in a statement to the Times. “Any record that states otherwise is a mistake.”
The Big Bang Theory‘s Kaley Cuoco also released a statement to the Times.
“The views of this party do not accurately reflect my personal beliefs and I am not affiliated with any political party,” Cuoco said. “As such, I am taking the necessary steps to immediately remove my name as a member of this voting party.”
Emma Stone and boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard plan to re-register before the June election, representatives told the newspaper.
And a family spokesman said Patrick Schwarzenegger – who selected the American Independent Party when he registered to vote in 2013 – plans to change his registration.