Perkins clothing allowed in the polling locations

Attire in support or against the levy is not allowed.
Sandusky Register Staff
Aug 6, 2013

 

If you're voting in Perkins Township you can keep your pirate gear on as long as it doesn't have words in support or against the schools or the levy being voted on today.

According to the Erie County Board of Elections, clothing with Perkins Pirates or Perkins Schools are allowed in the polling locations.

Check back here and in Wednesday's Sandusky Register for all your coverage of today's vote

Comments

beborcott

VOTE NO IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY!

brassman

VOTE YES IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY!

donutshopguy

This is pretty much common sense. Did we really need an article about it.

brassman

Yes, because at Faith Memorial they were making people turn their shirts inside out if they wanted to vote. We saw a kid have to do it & his mom said it was just his band shirt. She questioned it and the poll workers were rather rude about it.

JudgeMeNot

A voter who refuses to remove or cover up campaign garb or paraphernalia SHALL NOT BE PREVENTED from voting, if the voter is entitled to do so (R.C. 3501.33).

Voters must be FREE to make their choices without pressure
from candidates, campaigns, precinct election officials, or fellow voters.

The only thing precinct election officials can do is report any such incident to the board of elections. They cannot tell voters to turn their shirts inside out.

registerer

I believe it is a law that no signs supporting a position on an issue either way is allowed within 100 foot of a polling station.

grapplermom

Ridiculous! Seriously, what difference does it make what you are wearing? Plain & simple that's discrimination!! I understand about clothing that is for or against the levy. I was upset by PERKINS attire. PLEASE VOTE YES! Please don't let these people against the levy turn you away from your RIGHT TO VOTE!!

Perkins2060

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brassman

No, you get over yourself. They told this kid he couldn't vote if he didn't turn his shirt inside out. They had no right to do that because he wasn't doing anything wrong. They absolutely interfered with his right to vote.

JJr12

The kid probably couldn't vote because the kid wasn't 18. As stated the kid was with his mother.

Don't blame the poll workers. They were given instructions on what was and was not acceptable to wear. They are only trying to enforce the rules. Once they were given revised rules of what was acceptable then I bet there wasn't any further issues. They weren't trying to prevent anybody from voting Yes or No....

brassman

Wrong. He was signing the voter book when one of the other workers confronted him about his shirt and insisted he go into the hall to change before he could vote. It was just a black and white marching band shirt. They were interfering.

Perkins2060

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brassman

Why are you crying? Can't handle being wrong?

Perkins2060

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Lissa4u

You get over yourself. Have you seen the old people who work the polls? I'm sure it was just a misunderstanding of what was and what wasn't allowed to be worn. Instead of bi*$ching about it, and the mother and son who were asked to turn their shirts inside out were doing just that at the Sandusky Library (I was in line by them and heard every word)they should have just called the Board of Elections and told them what was happening. The Board would have gotten in touch with the precinct and told them the correct policy.

Does ANYONE have any common sense any more?

Perkins2060

Evidently not.

Kelly

Well that's a lie because I'm the mom and my son was told he couldn't vote if he didn't change his shirt. I came home and called the Board of Elections to complain. We weren't the 1st ones they had done it to and the Board had already called Columbus to find out if they were in the wrong. They were so they apologized and said they were sending people to all of the polling places to make sure they understood what was acceptable and what wasn't. I'm not sure why you felt the need to make up a lie about us being at the library.

registerer

He probably wasn't smart enough to make his own informed decision so mommy dressed him up.

Kelly

*eye roll*

beborcott

how ignorant

themomx6

grapplermom.....Are you insinuating that the people who are working the polls, who made the young man change his shirt, are AGAINST the levy? That's what you just stated with your post. How do you know what their opinion is anyway?

grapplermom

I was informed that anyone wearing Perkins clothing was being turned away. I thought maybe someone who is againsty the levy was at the door turning people away. Obviously that wasn't correct.
From Terry Chapman:
I received a call from a parent who stated she had to turn her son’s shirt inside out or cover it because it supported the schools or he could not come in to the polls with her. She did so and when she got home she called the Board of Elections. By the time she called the Board of Elections had changed their rules and advised all polling places of the changes. If someone had ...a shirt that supported or was against the levy they have to cover it or turn it inside out or they will not be allowed to vote. But they backed off on anyone wearing the Perkins logo apparel. You can wear your Perkins logo apparel as long as it is not supporting or against the levy. It sounds like the Board of Elections was bombarded with this issue today.

OMG.LOL.WT_

Whatever happened to freedom of speech?

Perkins2060

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ohioredbabe

Perkins residents GO VOTE!!!!

Sitting In The ...

Am I the only one who's voted before ? this is normal procedure.

themomx6

If this levy fails, I can hear the cries of "voter suppression" already! Where's Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson? LOL

EZOB

My wife voted at 10:15. She told me what all the young people were wearing and I informed her that it was legal as longt as the clothing didn't say--For or Against! She said it might be, but it still is in very bad taste and people should wear plain clothes and keep their opinions private. Obviously, we differ on a lot of issues. I wanted to wear a shirt that in huge letters said "SAY NO" and in very small letters "to drugs".

Thomas Paine

Freedom of speech does not give you the right to say whatever you want wherever you want. If I yell FIRE in a crowded room...I am not protected by freedom of speech. Sittin in The... is right... have any of you ever voted before? You can't bring propaganda into polling stations, innocent error or not, the rule has been around forever. Is a band shirt considered propaganda maybe/maybe not, I don't blame the poll worker for making decision on something with a solution as simple as turning a shirt inside out. They are the rules...the rule did not deny anybody a right... and to themomx6 if the levy passes a similar group of people on the other side will be ticked an 18 year old got to vote, that is going to college soon and won't be around to pay a tax he voted for. Neither side is going to accept the outcome. When did the 'adult' population of not only this community but our entire country all become whiny 13 year old "I didn't get my way" teenagers? It's embarrassing the way people act now.

Perkins2060

Well said.

JudgeMeNot

Tommy, A voter who refuses to remove or cover up campaign garb or paraphernalia must be allowed to vote, if the voter is entitled to do so. (R.C. 3501.33).

There maybe rules, but precinct officials handled it the wrong way. The officials only option is to report any such incident to the board of elections.

grapplermom

From Terry Chapman
I received a call from a parent who stated she had to turn her son’s shirt inside out or cover it because it supported the schools or he could not come in to the polls with her. She did so and when she got home she called the Board of Elections. By the time she called the Board of Elections had changed their rules and advised all polling places of the changes. If someone had ...a shirt that supported or was against the levy they have to cover it or turn it inside out or they will not be allowed to vote. But they backed off on anyone wearing the Perkins logo apparel. You can wear your Perkins logo apparel as long as it is not supporting or against the levy. It sounds like the Board of Elections was bombarded with this issue today.

EZOB

themomx6,
It's understandable why you would be supporting the levy if you have (6) kids. Looking for others to help pay your way? I raised my (2) because that is all I could afford and I don't really care to support yours. Many birth control options, I chose one.

themomx6

Ummm, EZOB, I happen to have voted NO! BTW, my kids are all grown, college grads, and doing very well. Thank you.

I will also say that NONE of them live in the state because there were no jobs here for them. So much for Perkins grads coming back and using their skills in our community. As a matter of fact, I believe the number of RECENT college educated Perkins grads who are still living in Perkins township would be a very small percentage.

You may take your foot out of your mouth now.

kris63063

VOTE NO - I DON'T CARE WHAT YOU WEAR TO DO IT!!!

tk

I'm still stuck on why an 18 year old who can vote was with his mother and she had to turn his shirt inside out for him.

Lissa4u

I think there were many instances of people turning their shirts inside-out. In the case of the mother and son I saw, the son was around 9 or 10, too young to vote, just there with his mom, but both with Support the Levy T-shirts on.

Maybe she's never voted before and didn't know the rule of no propaganda at the precincts.

Kelly

Wow, that's what you got out of it? My son & I carpooled to the polling place and they refused to let him vote unless he turned his shirt inside out. I asked why and they said it was illegal for him to wear it. I didn't touch his shirt. I DID find out from the Secretary of State that there was nothing wrong with him wearing it AND I called the Board of Elections to complain because what they were doing was wrong.

EZOB

tk,
She was wearing an apron and he was hanging on.

PTBarnumWouldBeProud

EZ....we're on opposite sides of this issue, but I've got to give props when they are warranted.

Here you go sir.

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Kenith

What do all you people do for a living that you are aloud to post on this website all day long?

Stop It

Why do you care?

Kenith

I don not care, Just a question. I only wonder what jobs all of these people have that allow them to post on a newspaper website all day long. I must be working in the wrong field.

Lissa4u

Well, some of us have educations that allow us to get well paying jobs. With those jobs comes time off.

You, on the other hand, can't even use the term aloud correctly. The work aloud means to say something verbally; to not be silent. I think the term you wanted to use was allowed. It means to be permitted to do something.

Its a good thing they have pictures on the cash register screens at McDonald's, isn't it?

citizen

Oh boy... If this tax increase fails (which it won't due to Gunner's threats, scare tactics and arming supporters with flat-out lies regarding their revenue)... the Register is preparing to blame this on the poll workers turning away people who were wearing Perkins clothing.

Westerhold's "journalists" are already asking people to contact them regarding this for potential stories.

This will be fun.

Perkins2060

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