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Article - Election Law




§16–903.

    (a)    Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, a person may not attire or equip an individual, or permit an individual to be attired or equipped, in a manner which creates the appearance that the individual is performing an official or governmental function in connection with an election, including:

        (1)    wearing a public or private law enforcement or security guard uniform;

        (2)    using an armband; or

        (3)    except as required by law or by regulation adopted by the State Board in connection with ballot security activities, carrying or displaying a gun or badge within 100 feet of a polling site on election day.

    (b)    (1)    A law enforcement officer or security guard who is on duty or traveling to or from duty may vote while wearing a uniform.

        (2)    A law enforcement officer who is performing an official governmental function may wear a uniform at a polling site.

    (c)    A person who violates this section is subject to the civil penalty specified under § 16-1002 of this title.



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