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§ 61.010. WEARING NAME TAG OR BADGE IN POLLING PLACE.
(a) Except as provided by Subsection (b), a person may not wear a
badge, insignia, emblem, or other similar communicative device
relating to a candidate, measure, or political party appearing on
the ballot, or to the conduct of the election, in the polling place
or within 100 feet of any outside door through which a voter may
enter the building in which the polling place is located.
b) An election judge, an election clerk, a state or federal
election inspector, a certified peace officer, or a special peace
officer appointed for the polling place by the presiding judge
shall wear while on duty in the area described by Subsection (a) a
tag or official badge that indicates the person's name and title or
Originally posted by Sequel
I received an email from a friend(one of those overly forwarded chain messages) and it says that going to the polls wearing any Obama/McCain shirts, pins or hats is against the law and will be grounds to have the polling officials turn voters away. It is considered campaigning and no one can campaign within "X" amount of feet to the polls.
I live in Washington state where we can vote by mail so this won't be an issue for me but has anyone ever heard of this? I think it would be such a shame if this is true. I understand not allowing the Obama or McCain camp set up shop outside of a polling office but to enforce this on the average citizen seems a bit much to me.
Originally posted by Anonymous ATS
People make up these scenarios to create panic and ...