The bill would allow campaigning and campaign signs around public buildings up to a certain distance.
Delegate Neil Parrott, (
Parrott says he's seen a lot of inconsistency across polling places with the distance a campaigner must be or not allowing electioneering at all.
"If you agree to hold elections in your facility, you will allow signs and you will allow electioneering on your property, which just makes it very consistent," Parrott says. "Everyone knows what to expect, from the voters to the candidates."
The bill also prohibits private property being used for a polling place unless the owner agrees to electioneering.
"That just cheats the voters out of necessary information they might like to have right as they're about to go in, voters guides, different things that they might be able to get," Parrott says.
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