Strict Rules in Place as D.C. Prepares for Early Voting Next Month

With early voting in D.C. beginning Oct. 27, the city’s board of elections remains focused on getting some 3,000 poll workers trained by the second week of the month.

“We have a lot of new poll workers coming in this year,” Board of Elections Executive Director Alice Miller told WJLA-TV (Channel 7). “We’ve trained close to 1,800, maybe a little more.”

Miller said voting officials will be on the lookout for inappropriate attire among poll workers as well as other concerns that might spawn conflict.

“And that would, of course, mean no messaging, such as Black Lives Matter shirts or apparel such as that,” she said, WJLA reported. “Just because it could be offensive to the voters.”

While voters will be allowed to wear Black Lives Matter T-shirts, electioneering and political activity inside polling places are strictly prohibited, including openly sporting campaign attire inside the precincts, Miller said.

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