Freedom of Speech & Election Day at the Polls: Thou Doth Protest Too Much
James J. Woodruff II
Florida Coastal School of Law
June 7, 2011
Every election cycle, voters who go to the polls are faced with a myriad of restrictions on what they can say, wear, and display. This article asks and seeks to answer, what are the actual limits the government can place on political speech at and around the polling place?
Keywords: First Amendment, election law, political law, polling place, polling room, campaign-free zone, speech restriction, freedom of speech, campaigns, electionsworking papers series
Date posted: June 8, 2011 ; Last revised: June 3, 2013
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