Two Cases Of Electioneering Referred To Lawrence County Prosecutor

(LAWRENCE CO.) – Two cases of electioneering have been referred to the Lawrence County Prosecutor for review.

Electioneering restrictions usually include limiting the display of signs, handing out campaign literature or soliciting votes within a pre-determined distance (typically 50 to 200 feet) of a polling place.

This would make the third time this election a criminal complaint has been forwarded to the Lawrence County Prosecutor’s office by the Lawrence County Election Board.

File photo: Election 2020

The first incident took place at the Lawrence County Courthouse and the second incident took place at the Lawrence County Fairgrounds when both voters refused to remove political messages from their hats or apparel.

According to election officials there were other cases of electioneering; however, poll workers were unable to obtain additional information.

During early voting this year, another criminal case was referred to the Lawrence County Prosecutor’s office after a person refused to leave a restricted area. The Lawrence County Prosecutor’s Office did not pursue charges in that case.

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