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Oct 19, 2012 3:33 PM by Greg Boyce

Political signs, badges, buttons not allowed within 100 feet of ballot drop boxes

The El Paso County Clerk's Office reminds voters there can be no electioneering within 100 feet of polling places, early voting locations or ballot drop off locations.

Electioneering is defined as campaigning for or against a ballot issue or candidate, including any kind of discussion.  Even wearing campaign hats, buttons, t-shirts that advertise candidates or ballot issues is prohibited. 

At the Citizens Service Center in Colorado Springs there are signs both inside and outside the building. People visiting any Clerk and Recorder's Office, not just the Election Department, must abide by those rules.  Even the exterior door of the building is included.

 

The majority of ballots were mailed on October 15 and each of the Clerk's branch offices has drop-off ballot boxes; no electioneering will be allowed. When Early Voting takes place, beginning on Monday, October 22 - November 2, the electioneering law will be in effect at those locations as well: Citizens Service Center, the Southeast Clerk and Recorder's Office, the Citadel Mall and Chapel Hills Mall.

On Election Day, at every polling location, the 100 foot limit regulation will be enforced.

 

 

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