Kansas Prosecutor Checks Possible Electioneering

By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)

McPHERSON, Kan. (AP) _ A central Kansas prosecutor is investigating possible electioneering at polling places during last week's voting.

The McPherson Sentinel reports four anti-abortion voters' guides were left in voting booths at a McPherson church and the Lindsborg Safety Center. McPherson County Clerk Cathy Schmidt says the guides appeared to be printed from a website.

Kansas law prohibits electioneering, such as wearing or handing out various labels or materials, inside polling places on election day. It's also banned within 250 feet of a polling place.

McPherson County Attorney David Page says electioneering is a serious matter, but proving criminal intent to influence voting is difficult.

Page says he's looking into the case, but hopes to use it to educate the public about what citizens may and may not do on election day.


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