Election board defers campaign clothing question to commissioners

A Pulaski County Election Board meeting was to the point as members discussed a handful of topics Monday afternoon.
The first topic on the agenda was addressing a question brought to the board by Jerry Locke during the March 28 meeting. At the time, Locke asked whether campaign material can be worn at the courthouse. The board said that campaign wear cannot be worn in a polling area and they decided to refer the question to the state. 
Vice president Laura Bailey said she emailed the Indiana Election Division and the response was as the board had previously mentioned. 
The division also referenced a state law regarding county employees wearing campaign material during working hours. 
The email also states that if the county allows for “electioneering communications” on county property then it must permit electioneering communications from “any person.” It appears that the county is “free to adopt ordinances that prohibit any electioneering material on their property and, of course, they can regulate the conduct of their employees during working hours.”
Board president Jon Frain was unable to attend the meeting.

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