Current through P.L. 219-2021
Section 3-14-3-16 - [Effective 7/1/2021] Electioneering(a) As used in this section, "electioneering" means making a verbal statement, displaying a written statement indicating support or opposition to a candidate, political party, or public question appearing on the ballot, or wearing or displaying an article of clothing, sign, button, or placard that states:(1) name of any political party or includes the name, picture, photograph, or other likeness of any candidate or currently elected federal, state, county, or local official; or(2) support for the approval or defeat of a public question.(b) The term does not include expressing support or opposition to a candidate or a political party or expressing approval or disapproval of a public question in: (1) material mailed to a voter; or(2) a telephone or an electronic communication with a voter.(c) A person who knowingly does any electioneering: (1) on election day within:(2) before election day within: (A) the office of the circuit court clerk or a satellite office of the circuit court clerk established under IC 3-11-10-26.3 used by an absentee voter board to permit an individual to cast an absentee ballot; or(B) fifty (50) feet of the entrance to the office of the circuit court clerk or satellite office; or(3) except for a voter who is:(B) an i(B) an incapacitated person (as defined in IC 29-3-1-7.5 ) for whom the person has been appointed the guardian (as defined in IC 29-3-1-6 ); or(C) a member of the person's household; in the presence of a voter whom the person knows possesses an absentee ballot provided to the voter in accordance with Indiana law; commits a Class A misdemeanor.Amended by P.L. 209-2021,SEC. 11, eff. 7/1/2021.Amended by P.L. 194-2013, SEC. 98, eff. 7/1/2013.As added by P.L. 5-1986, SEC.10. Amended by P.L. 3-1997, SEC.405; P.L. 66-2003, SEC.52; P.L. 14-2004, SEC.177; P.L. 103-2005, SEC.35; P.L. 164-2006, SEC.132.This section is set out more than once. See also IC 3-14-3-16, effective until 7/1/2021.