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'Vote No' van parked too close to poll

Posted by: Updated: November 6, 2012 - 3:07 PM



Voter Orlando Ochoa took this picture around the noon hour.

He writes: "I voted today at my precinct located at the First Unitarian Society (900 Mount Curve Ave, Minneapolis, MN, in the Lowry Hill neighborhood). A truck for Minnesota Families United has been parked directly in front of the front entrance to the polling place all day. It is approximately 50-60 feet from the front entrance. Several people in line were discussing whether the placement of the campaign material on the truck parked within the 100-ft parameter outlined in Mn Election Law 211B.11 was in violation of the law.

"I asked an election judge if they have addressed the issue and they would not respond to my inquiry."

State law does prohibit campaign materials within 100 feet of a polling place entrance.

Will Hegeman, administrator at the church, said the van was not affiliated with the church.

"We received a letter from Hennepin County to remove all signage from the property, which we did," he said.

As of 3 p.m., he confirmed that the van was gone, replaced by a Rye Delicatessen truck.



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