Kansans Reminded of Law on What Not to Wear at Polls

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WICHITA, Kan, (AP) _ State election officials are reminding voters that they should keep thier Obama T-shirts and McCain buttons at home when they go to vote on Election Day.

Kansas has one of the strictest laws in the nation against electioneering at the polls including specific guidelines about what not to wear.

The law bans labels, signs, posters, stickers or other materials that identify a candidate in the election.

Although it's been state laws since 1974, voting-rights activists say the electioneering law has more significance this year because of an expected increase in first-time voters.

Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh said the outlawed items cannot be worn within 250 feet of the door of the polling place.

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