New Brown County policy restricts gathering ballot signatures near courthouse entrances
From The Dakota Scout's partners at the Aberdeen Insider
Those gathering signatures for ballot measures will no longer be able to do so near entrance areas of the Brown County Courthouse.
County commissioners approved a temporary policy to that effect during their meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 31 in the commission chambers. It’s not on paper yet, but it came at the suggestion of Commissioner Drew Dennert while the State’s Attorney’s Office works on something formal.
Finishing that will probably take a couple weeks, said Ross Aldentaler with the Brown County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Commissioners said their temporary policy took effect immediately. It’s simple and straightforward. Nobody collecting signatures or sharing information about a ballot issue can do so inside the courthouse or courthouse annex entrances. And when outside, they must be at least 10 feet away from any entrance.
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