Voter Electioneering

By: AP
By: AP

WICHITA, Kan, (AP) _ State election officials are reminding
voters that they should keep their 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.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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