The sanctity of every voter’s right to make an unencumbered choice must always be respected. On Thursday, I saw a woman sitting in a chair near the entrance of a polling site wearing a Trump 2016 shirt.
I challenged the polling supervisor, who responded: “Voters can do what they want as long as they are not election officials.” I contacted the office of the Palm Beach Board of Elections Supervisor, receiving the explanation that they would not ask a person to remove an item of clothing or ask them to leave. They responded that if the woman were holding a placard they would do something.
Hence, if you hold one it’s electioneering, but if you print it on your shirt it isn’t. Regardless, whichever candidate this woman would have represented, I find it reprehensible that this form of electioneering is permissible.
Michael Rothberg, Boca Raton