Monday, September 8, 2008
The Pennsylvania Secretary of State has clarified a law that prohibits electioneering at the polls. Electioneering laws were made to prevent people from intimidating voters into changing their vote at the polls. The ACLU of Pennsylvania contends that vagueness in the law led some poll workers to bar voters who wore shirts or buttons that identified who they were supporting. The Department of State says voters can wear any type of political clothing they like to the polls. However, if you are working at the polls or conducting exit polls, you will not be allowed to wear garments that identify your political preference.