You won’t lose your vote

Got this in my emailbox today and thought it was worth sharing:

Dear Democrat:

It has been brought to our attention that there is an email out there spreading false information about voters wearing campaign paraphernalia not being allowed to vote.

This email is incorrect. You will not lose your right to vote because you wear a button or t-shirt with your candidate’s name on it.

The Wisconsin poll worker manual advises poll workers to permit voters with campaign buttons and shirts to “cast his or her vote and leave. If the elector engages in electioneering or remains in the polling place as an observer, the individual should be directed to cover or remove any campaign paraphernalia he or she is wearing.” GAB Election Administration Manual (p. 108) (

Poll workers may request you to cover your t-shirt or take off your hat/button while in the polling place, but cannot turn you away if you comply.

Voting is fundamental. You have the right to vote; don’t let anyone tell you differently.

Thank you.

Alec Loftus
Communications Director
Democratic Party of Wisconsin
222 W. Washington Avenue, Suite 150
Madison, WI 53703
608-260-2406 (direct)
608-469-4478 (cell)
608-255-8919 (fax)


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