Friday, October 17, 2008

A Dress Code? A Dress Code To Vote?

Here is an email that I am not forwarding:

Please, please, please advise everyone you know that they absolutely can not go to the polls wearing any Obama shirts, pins or hats, it is against the law and will be grounds to have the polling officials turn you away.

That is considered campaigning and no one can campaign within X amount of feet to the polls. They are banking in us being excited adn not being aware of this long standing law that you can bet will be enforced this year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

They are banking that if are turned away you will not go home and change your clothers. Please just don't wear Obama gear of any sorts to the polls! Please share this information, oh and for those of you who were already aware this was not meant to insult your intelligence.

Just trying to cover all grounds.
Read more here.

In 2006, Sara Lampe and I took the bus to the fire station on Grand, across from the MSU parking garage, which was her polling place. I parked the bus in a parking space. Someone complained to the polling officials because that someone thought I was parked within 20 feet of the door (I wasn't) and was in violation of the law because there was a Sara Lampe sign taped on the bus. That someone said I was electioneering. Oh my. Sorta like Joe says, some people end up chasing rabbit trails.

1 comment:

Sky Girl said...

My polling place made me remove my Hillary button before they would let me in to vote for the primary. I don't know what I would have done if it had been a shirt.