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Costa Mesa Police Department
Tuesday November 4th, 2014 :: 10:17 a.m. PST


Campaigning by Polling Places on Election Day

According to the California Elections Code section 18541, "electioneering", or campaigning, is not allowed near a polling place. The section reads:

18541. (a) No person shall, with the intent of dissuading another
person from voting, within 100 feet of a polling place, do any of the
(1) Solicit a vote or speak to a voter on the subject of marking
his or her ballot.
(2) Place a sign relating to voters' qualifications or speak to a
voter on the subject of his or her qualifications except as provided
in Section 14240.
(3) Photograph, video record, or otherwise record a voter entering
or exiting a polling place.
(b) Any violation of this section is punishable by imprisonment in
a county jail for not more than 12 months, or in the state prison.
Any person who conspires to violate this section is guilty of a
(c) For purposes of this section, 100 feet means a distance of 100
feet from the room or rooms in which voters are signing the roster
and casting ballots.

If you see a violation, please DO NOT contact the Costa Mesa Police Department. To report the violation, you can inform the poll worker at the polling place where you see the violation, or you can contact the Orange County Registrar of Voters at their main number - (714) 567-7600.

Please remember to vote today!

Costa Mesa Police Department
99 Fair Dr
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 714-754-5252

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