County Won't Force Voters To Wear Ponchos At Polls | WBNS-10TV, Central Ohio News

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Washington County officials on Thursday said they won't force some voters to wear ponchos on Election Day, reversing an earlier decision. Full Story
instine

Columbus, OH

#1 Apr 28, 2011
il bet Ksucks had something to do with it.
Voice of Reason

Columbus, OH

#2 Apr 28, 2011
some people just don't have enough to do
woodstock

Columbus, OH

#3 Apr 28, 2011
No new taxes period they don't know how to spend what they get now so why give them more
Citizen

Lewis Center, OH

#4 Apr 28, 2011
Well that would certainly violate their freedom of speech. If lobbyist (as a corporation) can pay congressional reps and senators millions of dollars to sway a vote why can't they wear T-Shirts? Hey this is what the Supreme Court decided so too bad.
Near Sawmill-161

Mount Gilead, OH

#5 Apr 28, 2011
In 2004, the elections officials took my Newsweek magazine as I waited in line to vote (2 hrs). It had photos and stories of the presidential candidates in it, and the brain-impaired elections official thought it might unduly influence someone. DON'T LET PEOPLE READ! IT MIGHT CAUSE THEM TO VOTE FOR SOMEONE FOR A GOOD REASON! We don't have good enough procedures in place to stop that kind of thing.
brainless moron

Columbus, OH

#6 Apr 28, 2011
i saw it on a t-shirt so i must obey. you have changed my mind with a stupid slogan on a t-shirt. sorry about my lack of brains.
what

Dublin, OH

#7 Apr 28, 2011
Sounds like someone failed to do thier homework. The county should have checked before making themselves look like fools with this poncho thing.
ElRiverGambler

Chino, CA

#8 Apr 28, 2011
Sombreros will be tolerated.
Col Hannibal Smith

Columbus, OH

#9 Apr 28, 2011
I wonder why they will not make the voters wear the ponchos. Oh I know,it would be an infringement on freedom of speech and one can bet good money that I'm a pure loudmouth when it comes to freedom of speech.
OMG

Dublin, OH

#10 Apr 28, 2011
People don't understand that a school levy is not a partisan political contest. It is simply a decision.

We have a system for funding school in this country based on local control. People vote for how much money they want to tax themselves to support public schools. That's it.

There is nothing bad, illegal, immoral or anything else about school levies. They are simply the mechanism we have.

If people want to change the mechanism or even stop funding public schools, they need to use the system we have and work through it, rather than bad mouthing schools, teachers, public officials and everyone else who is simply doing their job within what the law requires.

Did anybody go to civics class and pay attention?
wow

United States

#11 Apr 29, 2011
are you kidding me? did they actually think they could do that to the voters? has anybody in this state heard of freedom of speech?

Since: Jan 10

Grove City

#12 Apr 29, 2011
brainless moron wrote:
i saw it on a t-shirt so i must obey. you have changed my mind with a stupid slogan on a t-shirt. sorry about my lack of brains.
How do you think our last two presidents were elected?
just listening

United States

#13 Apr 29, 2011
They could never make voters wear a poncho. PERIOD!!!!
Sassy

Marysville, OH

#14 Apr 29, 2011
I was thinking of how they were going to sanitize each one? Think about: colds, head lice and scabies... just to name a few.
No way would I ever wear one.
Sick of it all

Rushsylvania, OH

#15 Apr 29, 2011
Why is it schools never have enough? Now matter how many levies they get, they always want more.
Seems like it is time for the schools to learn to live on
a budget like the rest of us do!
bruceton

York, PA

#16 Apr 29, 2011
I'm sure most people have their minds made up before they reach the poles...especially for school levies, which get an automatic "no" vote in my town.

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