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No handouts at polls

I have been a registered voter in East Lyme for 64 years. During that time, I have never seen or been issued a political or congratulatory pin or stamp in the voting area except for the “I Voted” sticker.

Recently while voting in the presidential election I was handed a sticker reading “Suffrage Centennial.”

I am against any form of communication with the voters in the voting area, i.e. information regarding past and present political movements, be it posters, stickers, pins, or literature supporting any debatable subject.

Connecticut law states that there should be no “electioneering” in the polling place. The law prohibits solicitation or advertisement on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate or ballot question. Campaign materials may not be displayed.

If this is the beginning of the future invasion of the voting area with subjective literature, stickers, etc., our democracy is endangered.

William Dwyer

Niantic

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