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#1068426 - 10/22/08 03:04 PM Campaigning at the Polls
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We're definitley not in Kansas...
I'm just wondering....

I know you are not suppose to campaign within a certain distance from the polls and you are not allowed to wears pins, buttons or stickers proclaiming your candidate inside to vote. But what about bumper stickers/magnets on cars, if I have one on my car, can I still park in the parking lot of the polling place?
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#1068430 - 10/22/08 03:06 PM Re: Campaigning at the Polls Drcarter-Green
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I did during primaries, and nothing was said to me.

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#1068433 - 10/22/08 03:08 PM Re: Campaigning at the Polls Drcarter-Green
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Review your state laws. In Wisconsin, you certianly may wear t-shirts, pins and such indicating who you support, but you cannot draw attention to yourself, and if so, you can be asked to remove the item, or be asked to leave.

Generally bumper stickers and magnets and such are exempted... it is the active campaigning too close to the polling site that is nowt allowed.
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#1068434 - 10/22/08 03:09 PM Re: Campaigning at the Polls Ops
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from the Texas Sec. of State website:

You may not:
Vote in an election in which you know that you are not eligible to vote.
Vote twice in an election.
Provide assistance to a voter who is not eligible to receive assistance.
Suggest how another person should vote by word, sign or gesture while in the polling place.
Intimidate, threaten, or coerce any person from voting or attempting to vote.
Electioneer or loiter within 100 feet of the entrance to the polling place or inside the polling place.
Buy or sell your ballot.
Deposit a ballot in the ballot box that was not given to you by an election official.


anything goes in the parking lot.....so....it's on!!!!

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#1068509 - 10/22/08 04:17 PM Re: Campaigning at the Polls Miscuit
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#1068517 - 10/22/08 04:23 PM Re: Campaigning at the Polls Miscuit
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Originally Posted By: Ms. Biscuit

anything goes in the parking lot.....so....it's on!!!!


Must...Not...Comment!

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#1068527 - 10/22/08 04:36 PM Re: Campaigning at the Polls GuitarDude
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#1068530 - 10/22/08 04:38 PM Re: Campaigning at the Polls Miscuit
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#1068541 - 10/22/08 04:52 PM Re: Campaigning at the Polls GuitarDude
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only if I want to....
Originally Posted By: GuitarDude
Originally Posted By: Ms. Biscuit

anything goes in the parking lot.....so....it's on!!!!


Must...Not...Comment!



please...go ahead GDude....comment!!!
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#1068542 - 10/22/08 04:54 PM Re: Campaigning at the Polls KTMiteComply
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But I don't want the thread (and my BOL access) to go POOF!
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#1068543 - 10/22/08 04:55 PM Re: Campaigning at the Polls GuitarDude
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kaytee! instigator!

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#1068544 - 10/22/08 04:55 PM Re: Campaigning at the Polls Miscuit
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Originally Posted By: Ms. Biscuit
anything goes in the parking lot.....so....it's on!!!!


You planning a tailgate party at the polls?
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#1068546 - 10/22/08 04:57 PM Re: Campaigning at the Polls Becka Marr
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only if I want to....
@ becca....

for shame GDude...I had no idea!

<------- would never instigate
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#1068549 - 10/22/08 04:59 PM Re: Campaigning at the Polls Becka Marr
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Originally Posted By: Becka Marr
Originally Posted By: Ms. Biscuit
anything goes in the parking lot.....so....it's on!!!!


You planning a tailgate party at the polls?


ha! now that would be fun....and funny!

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#1068550 - 10/22/08 04:59 PM Re: Campaigning at the Polls KTMiteComply
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Fibber!

(Kaytee, not Ms B)
Last edited by GuitarDude; 10/22/08 05:00 PM.
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#1068551 - 10/22/08 05:00 PM Re: Campaigning at the Polls GuitarDude
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magee?

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#1068554 - 10/22/08 05:01 PM Re: Campaigning at the Polls GuitarDude
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Originally Posted By: GuitarDude
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Fibber!

( Ms B ... not Kaytee)


**corrected for quality assurance**
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#1068557 - 10/22/08 05:07 PM Re: Campaigning at the Polls KTMiteComply
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In AZ the poll workers will be strongly enforcing the non-campaigning issue at the polls but this begins 75 feet from a polling site. So, most commonly, bumper stickers or anything attached to your car (within reason) would be tolerated so long as you do so in a passive manner.
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#1068558 - 10/22/08 05:09 PM Re: Campaigning at the Polls Bacon Boy
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i can tailgate "passively"

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#1068560 - 10/22/08 05:12 PM Re: Campaigning at the Polls #Just Jay
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Originally Posted By: Just Jay
Review your state laws. In Wisconsin, you certianly may wear t-shirts, pins and such indicating who you support, but you cannot draw attention to yourself, and if so, you can be asked to remove the item, or be asked to leave.

Generally bumper stickers and magnets and such are exempted... it is the active campaigning too close to the polling site that is nowt allowed.


so when I show up on election Tuesday wearing nothing but :insert candidate name here: underwear and a beer helmet, I run the risk of being sent home?
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#1068561 - 10/22/08 05:13 PM Re: Campaigning at the Polls Bacon Boy
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Our local Party Dudes stand at the entrance to the building and hand out sample ballots. Some are pushier than others.

All signage is a distance away.

I think the tailgate would be a good idea. Go in, vote, then come out to a pig roast and chili cook off!
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#1068562 - 10/22/08 05:13 PM Re: Campaigning at the Polls Peepers
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Originally Posted By: Mr. Peepers
Originally Posted By: Just Jay
Review your state laws. In Wisconsin, you certianly may wear t-shirts, pins and such indicating who you support, but you cannot draw attention to yourself, and if so, you can be asked to remove the item, or be asked to leave.

Generally bumper stickers and magnets and such are exempted... it is the active campaigning too close to the polling site that is nowt allowed.


so when I show up on election Tuesday wearing nothing but :insert candidate name here: underwear and a beer helmet, I run the risk of being sent home?


or you'll just be asked to remove the items (as JJ's original post indicates) and just be left standing there naked!

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#1068563 - 10/22/08 05:14 PM Re: Campaigning at the Polls Miscuit
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Originally Posted By: Ms. Biscuit
Originally Posted By: Mr. Peepers
Originally Posted By: Just Jay
Review your state laws. In Wisconsin, you certianly may wear t-shirts, pins and such indicating who you support, but you cannot draw attention to yourself, and if so, you can be asked to remove the item, or be asked to leave.

Generally bumper stickers and magnets and such are exempted... it is the active campaigning too close to the polling site that is nowt allowed.


so when I show up on election Tuesday wearing nothing but :insert candidate name here: underwear and a beer helmet, I run the risk of being sent home?


or you'll just be asked to remove the items (as JJ's original post indicates) and just be left standing there naked!


and it's getting colder here, not good
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#1068567 - 10/22/08 05:17 PM Re: Campaigning at the Polls Peepers
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^^^^ won't make any difference

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#1068572 - 10/22/08 05:21 PM Re: Campaigning at the Polls Miscuit
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^^^^ not nice, funny, but not nice
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