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1 November 2012
The General Election is rapidly approaching on Tuesday, November 6th. I would like to take this time to remind you of specific rules and laws that must be adhered to in order to uphold the integrity of the election process.
It is a criminal offense to attempt to influence someone’s vote by offering cash or other compensation to the voter. This includes attempting to influence the vote for a specific candidate or issue, or to compensate an individual for failing to vote.
On Election Day, or at any time in an active polling place (such as early voting), voters may not wear pins, t-shirts, hats, or other apparel that displays a preference for a candidate, political party, or ballot question. Electioneering (or campaigning) is not allowed within 100 feet of each polling place.
Colorado law prohibits state employees from using university resources to endorse or oppose an issue or candidate. State employees may not campaign while on the job, take a position on behalf of the university or any part of it, or use the university’s infrastructure including phone, fax and e-mail to express political views.
Employees may campaign on their own time and expense.
Additional information can be found on the Colorado Secretary of State website at: http://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/main.htm