Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Don't carry a sign, just wear a shirt!

In Dayton, OH election officials are rethinking a policy that would allow poll workers (who volunteer) to wear company/business/agency logo's on their shirts.

Apparently, the Montgomery County Board of Elections is a bit hard up for poll workers. They thought - "Hmm...if we give people a chance for free advertising, maybe they will be more likely to come on in and volunteer".

Brilliant? I don't think so. According the AP - the Board is now being forced to rethink this issue.
"The review came after an anti-abortion group said it planned to recruit people
to work the polls and wear T-shirts bearing the name Dayton Right to Life.
The plan has outraged voter rights advocates. They say political signs,
literature and language are prohibited within 100 feet of polling places on
Election Day. They also say elections workers aren't allowed to discuss
candidates or issues with voters."

Ohio Secretary of State, Jennifer Brunner, has yet to weigh in on this issue. What do you think?

1 comment:

Matt Hurley said...

I think it is interesting that the BOE and Jennifer Brunner had no problems with unions wearing their shirts and only threw a fit when a consrvative organization decided to do the same.

There is power in your voice. Use it!