If you planned to proudly wear your Obama t-shirt or buttons to the polls please read the following.
The Steve Harvey Show made a public service announcement today: “Please do not wear any Obama paraphernalia, such as buttons, shirts, hats, etc., to the polls on Election Day.”
If it is visible, you CAN and WILL be turned away because wearing anything that supports a candidate is prohibited inside of the polling place. Because this election is so critical, they will do any and everything to turn us away if they can. You will be asked to remove items before signing in to vote.
Yes, we are proud, very proud! Let’s prove that by showing up and voting for our candidate, but leave the buttons and t-shirts in the car or at home.
Please pass this on. We do not want to give them a platform to turn voters away.
(Thanks to Paulette at Let Us Talk for sharing this message)
I received an email stating that the above information is not accurate. To be on the safe side, avoid wearing tee shirts with candidates names on it unless you can cover it with a jacket or sweater. If you are wearing a button or hat, you can easily remove it. You won’t be turned away, you will be asked to remove the item. In Pennsylvania, you are allowed to bring in candidate literature with you inside the polls.
For more details, visit this link (PA Voters ONLY).
When in doubt, contact your local Board of Elections.
The Bruce Blog has many different links to other resources.
(Special thank you to Rachel Steward and her friends from Reading High School for making this great video.)