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Fri October 31, 2008
KY Secretary Of State's Office Moves To Dispel Voter Rumors, Misconceptions
By Kentucky Public Radio
Louisville, KY – One of the most common rumors involves electioneering, or campaigning too close to a polling place. It's illegal to actively campaign within 300 feet of a polling place, but Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Les Fugate says it's not against the law to wear campaign attire to the polls, as long as it doesn't create a diversion.
"Even if you are electioneering, the punishment for electioneering is not that you will lose your vote, it's that you could be prosecuted for misdemeanor. We will not turn anyone away for electioneering, specifically if it's a button, t-shirt or cap."
Fugate says that and other rumors have been spread mostly through e-mails from misinformed or out of state sources. The Secretary of State's office has set up a website to address the rumors.