February 17, 2016

What is the 75-Foot Rule?

The “75-foot rule” generally prohibits anyone from soliciting support for or opposition to a candidate or a ballot question within a 75-foot radius of the outside entrance to a polling place.

OLR Report 2015-R-0307 describes the rule more fully and provides the penalties for violating it.  Also outlined in the report are exceptions to the rule that allow certain activities within the 75-foot radius. 

Click here to read the report.