Certain clothing worn at voting centers could be considered illegal


TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — Your clothing could be the factor of whether you’re breaking the law in Indiana as you head to cast your vote.

It’s called electioneering – and Tippecanoe County Clerk Christa Coffey said it happens often during presidential elections.

“That means no one can wear campaign materials within 50 feet of where voting is occurring,” she said.

Coffey said several items are banned when it comes to casting your vote.

“It could be a hat, it could be a shirt, it could be a button,” Coffey explained. “It could be anything that has a candidate’s name or logo.”

However, Coffey explained how clothing items promoting a specific party is not against Indiana law.

“An elephant pin or a donkey pin is perfectly acceptable,” Coffey explained. “But again, anything that identifies a certain candidate, beyond that, is not acceptable.”

Coffey said if anyone is wearing something that endorses a specific candidate within 50 feet of a voting center entrance, they’ll be asked to remove it or be asked to leave.