Election Officials Warn Against Electioneering

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While you may want to make a political fashion statement and wear “Trump 2020” or “Biden 2020” apparel when you go to cast your vote or drop off your ballot, you could get a misdemeanor. It’s called electioneering and it’s been a state law since 1994. Electioneering means the visible display or audible dissemination of information that advocates for or against any candidate or measure on the ballot within 100 feet of a polling place, a vote center, an elections office or a satellite location. That includes a display of a candidate’s name, likeness or logo, a ballot measure’s number or shirts, hats, buttons or signs containing electioneering information. However, campaign slogans are okay.