Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Electioneering should be prohibited on Election Day

Candidates for public office treat voter like morons through their incessant campaigning.  We see plenty of commercials on TV and radio, receive tons of mail promoting every candidate and get bombarded by phone calls. An informed citizen will view news programs on TV or read newspaper articles to make an educated decision on whom to vote.  However, every election day there are people electioneering close to the polls. This insults the intelligence of the voters. Any good voter has his mind made up before Election Day.

At 6:45 AM as I approached PS 214 near my home I noticed people giving out flyers.  I told them that my mind was made up.  I thought they were too close to the polls but they said there was a 100 foot limit as seen in the image above.  A police officer nearby said the same thing.

I would go even further to say that electioneering on election day should be prohibited.  It would likely take an act of the state legislature to do that.

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