Lawrence County Election Board to Hear Electioneering Complaint on June 29th 2:00 p.m.
LAWRENCE COUNTY - JUNE 15, 2022 - The Lawrence County Election Board will meet on June 29, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in Voter Registration office suite 200 at the Lawrence County Courthouse Plaza.
A hearing will be heard at the Voter registration office on a complaint of electioneering
The board will meet concerning a written complaint by Rob German with an accusation of electioneering in a vote center at the Mitchell Community Center with a person who lacked credential media incident.
What is electioneering?
Indiana Code 3-14-3-16. Electioneering
Sec. 16. (a) As used in this section, “electioneering” means making a verbal statement, displaying a written statement indicating support or opposition to a candidate, political party, or public question appearing on the ballot, or wearing or displaying an article of clothing, sign, button, or placard that states: (1) the name of any political party or includes the name, picture, photograph, or other likeness of any candidate or currently elected federal, state, county, or local official; or Terms Used In Indiana Code 3-14-3-16
Clerk: means the clerk of the court or a person authorized to perform the clerk's duties. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
(2) support for the approval or defeat of a public question. (b) The term does not include expressing support or opposition to a candidate or a political party or expressing approval or disapproval of a public question in: (1) material mailed to a voter; or (2) a telephone or an electronic communication with a voter. (c) A person who knowingly does any electioneering: (1) on election day within: (A) the polls; or (B) the chute; (2) before election day within: (A) the office of the circuit court clerk or a satellite office of the circuit court clerk established under IC 3-11-10-26.3 used by an absentee voter board to permit an individual to cast an absentee ballot; or (B) fifty (50) feet of the entrance to the office of the circuit court clerk or satellite office; or (3) except for a voter who is: (A) the person’s spouse; (B) an incapacitated person (as defined in IC 29-3-1-7.5) for whom the person has been appointed the guardian (as defined in IC 29-3-1-6); or (C) a member of the person’s household; in the presence of a voter whom the person knows possesses an absentee ballot provided to the voter in accordance with Indiana law; commits a Class A misdemeanor. As added by P.L.5-1986, SEC.10. Amended by P.L.3-1997, SEC.405; P.L.66-2003, SEC.52; P.L.14-2004, SEC.177; P.L.103-2005, SEC.35; P.L.164-2006, SEC.132; P.L.194-2013, SEC.98; P.L.209-2021, SEC.11.
On the day of the election Lawrence County Police was contacted for campaign workers blocking the polls, and numerous complaints was also fielded at the Mitchell Community Center. Lawrence County Zephyr will provide news coverage of the hearing and the recommendation of the Lawrence County Election Board.
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