Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Campaigners are breaking the law

There's a Massachusetts law that is supposed to keep campaigners away from the entrance to polling places.

It states:
Sections 52.03 (22) (d), 53.03 (18) (d), and 54.04 (22) (d) of 950 C.M.R. pertain to candidates and their workers’ rights and restrictions during voting hours and provide as follows:

Within 150 feet of a polling place as defined in 950 CMR . . . no person shall solicit votes for or against, or otherwise promote or oppose, any person or political party or position on a ballot question, to be voted at the current election.
I visited three polling places in Boston today and in two out of three, campaigners were standing outside the front door!

I hate that.

Video report coming soon...

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