The Creekside Elementary School polling location in Muldoon election workers responded to complaints this morning about campaigns that were illegally electioneering right in front of the school entrance.
A 250-foot string was taken by election workers to measure the distance, and the campaign signs for Mary Peltola for Congress, Bill Wielechowski for State Senate, and Ted Eischeid for State House — all Democrats — were all removed. They had been placed directly across the street from the polling place.
“During the hours the polls are open, a person who is in the polling place or within 200 feet of any entrance to the polling place may not attempt to persuade a person to vote for or against a candidate, proposition, or question, Alaska Statute reads. “A person commits the offense of campaign misconduct in the third degree if…the person is within 200 feet of an entrance to a polling place, and violates AS 15.15.170; or circulates cards, handbills, or marked ballots, or posts political signs or posters relating to a candidate at an election or election proposition or question.”