Violating voting rules for upcoming primary election

Ponca City Now - June 18, 2014 6:44 am

Persons violating election laws during the June 24 primary election will be reported to the appropriate law enforcement agencies. Cheryl Howard, Kay County Election Board Secretary said that electioneering is prohibited within 300 feet of any ballot box while an election is in progress. Meaning politicians and supporters can’t campaign for a candidate near polling locations.

"In fact, no one except election officials and voters waiting to vote is allowed within 50 feet of any ballot box on election day," Howard said.

It’s also unlawful to take alcohol of any kind or quantity within one-half mile of a polling place on election day.

Howard discussed two other violations.

"It is unlawful for any person to disclose how he voted to any other person within the election enclosure," Howard said. "And it’s against the law for anyone to remove a ballot from the polling place or to carry a ballot into the polling place."


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