Electioneering

One thing I'll never get used to in Pennsylvania is the way people campaign for candidates right outside polling places. They don't just post signs, either. At my polling place, they stand right outside the door, trying to hand you flyers and verbally campaigning. Where I grew up in NJ, this kind of activity was illegal. You weren't even allowed to post signs within 500 feet or so of the polling place. In my mind, electioneering is one step away from voter intimidation, and it bothers me, even when I'm already planning to vote for the candidate it is promoting.

2010.05.18 at 10:00am EDT