There is a chain email circulating that is completely false. You may have seen it. If not, see it below.
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE ADVISE EVERYONE YOU KNOW THAT THEY ABSOLUTELY CAN NOT
GO TO THE POLLS WEARING ANY OBAMA SHIRTS, PINS OR HATS, IT IS AGAINST THE LAW AND WILL BE GROUNDS TO HAVE THE POLLING OFFICIALS TO TURN YOU AWAY.
THAT IS CONSIDERED CAMPAIGNING AND NO ONE CAN CAMPAIGN WITHIN X AMOUNT OF FEET TO THE POLLS. THEY ARE BANKING ON US BEING EXCITED AND NOT BEING AWARE OF THIS LONG STANDING LAW THAT YOU CAN BET WILL BE ENFORCED THIS YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THEY ARE BANKING THAT IF ARE TURNED AWAY YOU WILL NOT GO HOME AND CHANGE YOUR CLOTHES.. PLEASE JUST DON’T WEAR OBAMA GEAR OF ANY SORTS TO THE POLLS!!
PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION, OH AND FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO WERE ALREADY AWARE THIS WAS NOT MEANT TO INSULT YOUR INTELLIGENCE.
How far away from the polling place must I be to electioneer?
A line will be established by the election judges and you must be behind that line. The line will be located as near as practicable to 100 feet from the entrance and exit of the polling place.
What you wear to your polling precinct makes no difference. Just make sure that you are clothed. You may have also heard that your address on your voter’s registration card must match that of a picture ID, that is false. You must have a valid picture ID with a signature. For students you can vote with your student ID and if it does not have a signature, you can present a debit or credit card as long as it has a signature. If your addresses conflict please get it corrected or you may wind up at the wrong precinct
What you can’t do is campaign within a hundred feet of the precinct. There will be signs indicating this. You cannot handout any campaign literature inside that zone. I personally talked with a staff member of the Leon County Supervisor of Elections Office. If you have any doubts or questions, please go to their website. I have provided the link. It is your civic duty and responsibility to vote on November 4, 2008. The polls are open from 7:00a.m. – 7:00p.m.