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Freedom of Speech & Election Day at the Polls: Thou Doth Protest Too Much
Mercer Law Review (2014)
  • James J. Woodruff, II, Florida Coastal School of Law
Abstract
This Article seeks to answer the following question: What are the actual limits the government can place on political speech at and around the polling place? In examining this question, this Article argues that some of the current limitations placed on polling-place activities are unconstitutional. Specifically, this Article focuses on the wearing of political slogans and images within the polling room and campaign-free zone and the placement of campaign signs within the campaign-free zone.
Keywords
  • First Amendment,
  • Election Law,
  • Election Day,
  • Passive Electioneering,
  • Speech Restriction,
  • content-based speech restriction,
  • campaign free zone,
  • polling room
Publication Date
June 13, 2014
Citation Information
James J. Woodruff. "Freedom of Speech & Election Day at the Polls: Thou Doth Protest Too Much" Mercer Law Review Vol. 65 (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/james_woodruff/4/