No Electioneering Rule Distance Guidelines Signage
The Board of Elections (BOE) is responsible for establishing the no electioneering boundaries, which can be up to 100 feet from the polling place entrance used by most voters. The boundaries should be demarcated with signs that contain the words "No Electioneering Beyond this Point." The distance guidelines prohibit "electioneering" within 100 feet of the polls. Exit pollsters may be within the 100 foot of the "No Electioneering" boundary because they are not engaged in electioneering. Exit pollsters should not impede voter flow. Outdoor signs may be anchored in place by objects such as rocks. Many election judges bring a few empty milk containers, fill them with water and discard them after the election. Candidates must remove signs from polling sites immediately upon closure of the sites. Political signs at all other locations must be removed in compliance with the sign regulations. If a sign is on private property, the owner should remove them. To make a complaint, check the Department of Permitting Services for more specifics, or use the key-word "signs". Questions on Election Day should be referred to 240.777.8543.
Online users who have additional questions and would like to be contacted by a departmental staff member may submit a request by clicking on the Create Service Request button below. Please complete all of the fields in the Contact Information section and provide a brief description of the request in the Brief Description field, including the polling location (if known).