The Pryor Times

November 3, 2012

Election violations will be reported

PRYOR — Pryor Times

Persons violating election laws during the Tuesday, Nov. 6, General Election, can expect to be reported, election officials promised today.

Jill McCullah, Secretary of the Mayes County Election Board, said that apparent violations will be reported to the appropriate law enforcement agencies.

McCullah pointed out that electioneering is prohibited within 300 feet of any ballot box while an election is in progress.  “In fact, no one except election officials and voters waiting to vote is allowed within 50 feet of any ballot box on election day,” she said.

McCullah said it is also unlawful to take intoxicating liquors of any kind or quantity to within one-half mile of a polling place on Election Day.

McCullah said there are two other violations.

“It is unlawful for any person to disclose how he voted to any other person within the election enclosure,” McCullah said.  “And, it’s against the law for anyone to remove a ballot from the polling place or to carry a ballot into the polling place.”