Another violation outlined by the state was the virtual gantlet of candidates and campaigners voters had to walk through to get to some polling places. Under state regulations, electioneering is prohibited within 150 feet of the polls.No kidding!
I told the police officer on site at my polling place at Jamaica Plain there were people with signs right at the foot of the stairs to the building.
He told me that it's a public place and they had a right to be there.
I guess he was wrong.
Next time this happens I'm going to point it out to the people in charge and if nothing is done to stop it, I'm going to go home, get my video camera, video tape it, and alert the news media!
Citizen Reporter Steve!