Oct 29th, 2008
Election day dress code (may be) enforced
Could a t-shirt cost you the right to vote? Well, maybe. It depends on your polling place. E-mails have been circulating about in such a manner as the Nigerian money scam, making internet-savvy folks skeptical about the assertion that their “Geezer/Dingbat” shirt could possibly cost them entry to their polling place.
But it’s true in some places. Here’s the deal:
Now, some call it “electioneering” and some call it “passive electioneering,” which makes slightly more sense given that the actual definition of “electioneering” tells us that it’s to work actively for a campaign or political party. And it’s a stretch to consider a wardrobe choice to be an activity – because unless you’re a nudist, getting dressed is something we all have to do every day, regardless of political involvement.
What’ll happen in your local polling place is a question for your local officials. So please, pass the above PSA along, inform your friends and remember:
On November 4th, SPARE THE FLAIR!