Saturday, May 12, 2012

Election law may bar Sioux gear at Cass polls

You may not be able to wear your Fighting Sioux jersey to the polls in Cass county which includes polls within the city of Fargo, North Dakota.
FARGO — Cass County’s chief election official said Friday that people showing up to vote on June 12 wearing Fighting Sioux-related apparel could be asked to take it off or cover it up before being allowed to cast their vote.

Mike Montplaisir, Cass County’s auditor, said because UND’s nickname issue is on the ballot, he and some other county auditors throughout the state are advising people not to show up at the polls wearing any clothing bearing the Sioux nickname or logo.

“It’s just a fairness issue,” he said. “You can’t be campaigning at the polls.”