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No Electioneering Rule Distance Guidelines Signage
The 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 "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 key in "signs". Questions on Election Day should be referred to 240.777.8543. Questions before or after Election Day click the service request button below. Include name, address, telephone number, and polling location if known.