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Flying Fish
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Of course, many jurisdictions don't allow people to wear political garb into polling places. Questions have arisen regarding "Yes We Did" shirts, WWE shirts, and the Gadsden Flag shirts, among other things.

A friend of mine is a paid election worker. I asked her what she was told about people wearing political message-themed clothes to vote.

"The rules changed from last election. In Virginia this year you can wear anything you want," she said.

"Anything? I thought you couldn't wear any political messages into a polling place."

"Only if you're on the ballot. A politician can't; a person can."

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Aside from the "haha politicians aren't people" joke, I would have thought this move was quite sensible. As you pointed out, what is political and what isn't is up for debate. You wouldn't want to get to a place where wearing certain colours (red and blue, for example) was banned.

I suppose someone's vote could be swayed if everyone on one team wore the same thing, but again, that could easily fall under a campaigning ban.

I worked as an election worker in Canada and campaigning is forbidden but I am fairly sure that voting as a private citizen, provided you are dressed appropriately, you are allowed to wear what you like.

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