Current through 2021 Session Acts Chapter 97
Section 25-2430 - [Effective 7/1/2021] Electioneering(a)(1) Electioneering is: (A) Knowingly attempting to persuade or influence eligible voters to vote for or against a particular candidate, party or question submitted, including wearing, exhibiting or distributing labels, signs, posters, stickers or other materials that clearly identify a candidate in the election or clearly indicate support or opposition to a question submitted election within any polling place on election day or advance voting site during the time period allowed by law for casting a ballot by advance voting or within a radius of 250 feet from the entrance thereof; or(B) if committed by a candidate: (i) Touching or handling any voter's ballot during the voting process;(ii) distributing ballots or counting ballots;(iii) hindering or obstructing any voter from voting or from entering and leaving the polling place; or(iv) hindering or obstructing any election board worker from performing election duties.(2) Electioneering shall not include bumper stickers affixed to a motor vehicle that is used to transport voters to a polling place or to an advance voting site for the purpose of voting.(b) The provisions of subsection (a)(1)(B) shall not apply to:(1) The secretary of state or any election official or county election office;or(2) a candidate transmitting or delivering an advance voting ballot in accordance with section 2(b), and amendments thereto.(c) As used in this section, "advance voting site" means the central county election office or satellite advance voting sites designated as such pursuant to K.S.A. 25-1122 (c), and amendments thereto, and adult care homes and hospital based care units at the time of an election participating in the voting procedures prescribed in K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 25-2812 , and amendments thereto.(d) Electioneering is a class C misdemeanor.Amended by L. 2021, ch. 96,§ 8, eff. 7/1/2021.L. 1974, ch. 157, § 24; L. 2001, ch. 125, § 3; L. 2008, ch. 129, § 2; Jan. 1, 2010.This section is set out more than once. See also K.S.A. 25-2430, effective until 7/1/2021.