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Mon Nov 7, 2016, 06:01 PM

 

If a poll watcher talks to you, report this illegal action to the Election Judge!

From CNN's Steve Vladek in the on-line article "What are poll watchers and what are they allowed to do," posted on Saturday, 10-29-16:

"Every state makes it illegal to intimidate a voter... For example, an individual's [watcher's] actions designed to interrupt or intimidate voters at polling places by QUESTIONING THEM OR CHALLENGING THEM..." (my emphasis)

As a former election judge in Texas, I can say this statement by Vladek is true. Poll watchers MUST report any concerns to the Election Judge, and not otherwise interrupt the voting process.

Tell the Judge when a watcher is talking with you, and do so immediately immediately!

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Eleanors38 Nov 2016 OP
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Response to Eleanors38 (Original post)

Mon Nov 7, 2016, 06:50 PM

1. Poll watchers are not allowed to interfere in any way.

That's the law almost everywhere.

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Response to Eleanors38 (Original post)

Mon Nov 7, 2016, 06:51 PM

2. Do I report it before or after I tell the poll watcher to go fuck themselves?

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Response to Vinca (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 04:14 PM

3. I know of no states prohibiting you from speaking to watchers, before or after.

 

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