Friday, May 11, 2012

You can wear your Sioux jersey to the polls

Here is a question that some have asked – there is no problem with people wearing their Fighting Sioux gear to the polls if they want.
Chuck Haga, Grand Forks Herald --- So the question came up: When you go to the polls on June 12 to vote in the North Dakota primary election, does it matter what you wear?

More specifically, can you wear your favorite UND Fighting Sioux hockey jersey or sweatshirt when you go to vote on Measure 4, the Fighting Sioux nickname question?

The answer is a slightly qualified yes, at least in Grand Forks County.

Debbie Nelson, the county auditor, said that she heard people wondering whether such attire could lead to their being turned away from the polls, so she checked with Grand Forks County State’s Attorney Peter Welte.

“He said it’s OK,” Nelson said. “It’s not going to be an issue.”
Here is an interesting exchange between North Dakota House Majority leader Al Carlson and John Strand who is a Fighting Sioux nickname opponent. [click to view]