Ohio voters told to cover up with ponchos

MARIETTA, OH Elections board members in southeast Ohio's Washington County are asking voters not to come to polling places on May 3 wearing clothing that promotes local schools that have tax measures on the ballot.

Board member Jim Huggins said at a meeting this week that the Marietta and Warren school issues seem to be stirring up intense feelings.

Board director Peggy Byers tells The Associated Press voters wearing a shirt or other attire with a school name will be given a poncho.

The policy was first reported by WBNS-TV of Columbus. State elections officials did not immediately return a call for comment on Friday.

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