County To Cover Up School Clothing With Ponchos On Election Day


UPDATED: Friday April 8, 2011 5:20 PM

With a number of schools asking voters to help them deal with budget shortages, Washington County is taking steps to make sure that the May election is a fair by using rain ponchos.

The Washington County Board of Elections voted on Wednesday to ban voters from wearing any type of school-affiliated clothing on Election Day.

The BOE said that people wearing school clothing could influence voters on levy issues and potentially violate state election rules.

Anyone who shows up to vote in school clothing will be given a poncho to wear while they cast a ballot.

The board said it will post signs directing voters wearing school clothing to see poll workers for a "rain poncho to address the issue."

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