PLEASE READ THIS AND SEND TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS AND TELL THEM TO SEND TO ALL THEIR FRIENDS THANKS!
Each state has a different set of restrictions as it relates to campaigning near polling areas and wearing paraphanalia showing support for a particular candidate.
Check out this article for details outlining each state's restrictions:
If you are supporting OBAMA please read:
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 WE 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.
JUST TRYING TO COVER ALL GROUNDS.
Actually, only 10 states have any restrictions on what you can wear, and the constitutionality of all of these laws are being challenged. If you live in Delaware, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, New Jersey, New York, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas or Vermont, you might want to check the election laws in your state.
The source listed above as giving this information for this group really says the same thing that I just posted, and argues why these 10 states have unconstitutional laws. It was also written in 2004. So, if you live in one of those ten states, check out your state election laws. Also, consider voting while wearing your shirt, pin, etc anyway. These laws are unconstitutional and it would be nice to see someone take a stand.
Knowledge is power!!