(1) In this section, “election-related material” means any written matter which describes, or purports to describe, the rights or
responsibilities of individuals voting or registering to vote at a polling place or
voting an absentee ballot at the office of the municipal clerk or an alternate site
under s. 6.855.
(2) The legislature finds that posting or distributing election-related material at
the polling place, at locations where absentee ballots may be cast, or near the entrance
to such locations when voting is taking place may mislead and confuse electors about
their rights and responsibilities regarding the exercise of the franchise and tends
to disrupt the flow of voting activities at such locations. The legislature finds that the restrictions imposed by this section on the posting
or distribution of election-related material are necessary to protect the compelling
governmental interest in orderly and fair elections.
(3)(a) No person may post or distribute any election-related material during polling
hours on election day at a polling place.
(b) No person may post or distribute any election-related material during polling
hours on any public property on election day within 100 feet of an entrance to a building
containing a polling place.
(c) No person may post or distribute any election-related material at the office of
the municipal clerk or at an alternate site under s. 6.855 during hours that absentee ballots may be cast.
(d) No person may post or distribute election-related material during the hours that
absentee ballots may be cast on any public property within 100 feet of an entrance
to a building containing the office of the municipal clerk or an alternate site under
(4) Subsection (3) does not apply to any of the following:
(a) The posting or distribution of election-related material posted or distributed
by the municipal clerk or other election officials.
(b) The placement of any material on the bumper of a motor vehicle located on public
(5) A municipal clerk, election inspector, or law enforcement officer may remove election-related
material posted in violation of sub. (3) and may confiscate election-related material distributed in violation of sub.
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