no "photographers". Not sure how I feel about this (keeping "challengers" away from the polls is what the Dems wanted, btw). it's a tough call--free-speech/freedom-of-the-press versus voter poll access, and maintaining anonymity in the voting process..I think I come down on the side of voter access over press access on this one. Especially important given the expected increase in voter turnout..
then there's shit like this...
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/conte ... _1101.html
Deputy tackles, arrests journalist for photographing voters
By Jane Daugherty
Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Monday, November 01, 2004
A widely published investigative journalist was tackled, punched and
arrested Sunday afternoon by a Palm Beach County sheriff's deputy who
tried to confiscate his camera outside the elections supervisor's
About 600 people were standing in line waiting to vote early when James
S. Henry was charged with disorderly conduct for taking photos of
waiting voters about 3:30 p.m. outside the main elections office on
Military Trail near West Palm Beach.