Wearing of Campaign or Political Items

Minnesota law prohibits voters from having or from bringing political or campaign materials into the polling place. Some examples of what voters cannot have or wear in the polling place include:

  • Items with political party or candidate name
  • Material about ballot questions
  • Issue-oriented material meant to influence or impact voting
  • Material from any group with recognizable political views

Poll workers will ask voters wearing political items to hide or remove the material. Voters that refuse to remove an item can still vote. However, election officials may give the voter’s name to the county attorney for potential prosecution.

Voters are allowed to bring sample ballots with them, including sample ballots distributed by political parties.