DISPLAY OF POLITICAL SIGNS AT POLLING LOCATIONS ON PRIMARY AND GENERAL ELECTION DAY
Maryland law prohibits electioneering within 100 feet of the entrance or exit to a polling place on Election Day. No electioneering means that no canvassing, electioneering, campaigning or posting of any campaign political material is permitted within the 100‐foot zone. Posting of any campaign material is broadly interpreted to mean the wearing of any article of clothing, hat, sticker or button that indicates support of or opposition to any candidate, question or political party.
Two local churches have again offered their facility for use as a polling location for the City’s Primary and General Elections – Harvest Baptist Church and Wicomico Presbyterian Church. For our District 1 polling location, we are going to use the City of Salisbury Fire Station #16, located at 325 Cypress Street, instead of Saint James AME Zion Church.
They are asking for your cooperation that political signs not be displayed on their properties during Election Day. In order to be consistent throughout all three polling locations, we request that you
adhere to the following guidelines:
No campaign signs are to be staked/placed on the polling location’s property; and
No vehicles of any type, including trailers, are to be parked on the polling location’s property that contains campaign signs or material.
Candidates and/or campaign workers are welcome to distribute literature within the polling location’s boundaries as long as they adhere to the 100‐foot zone.