New Starr Co. Regulations Bring Changes to Campaigning

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RIO GRANDE CITY – New regulations are changing the way campaigning is managed during election periods in Starr County.

They affect the time, place and manner of electioneering.

Electioneering is how a politician or political campaigner actively takes part in the activities of their campaign.

Because of the new regulations, no electioneering will be allowed in areas used by the county for polling locations. This includes the courthouse.

Starr County District Attorney Omar Escobar tells CHANNEL 5 NEWS electioneering over the years got out of hand.

He said because of a lack of regulation, tents with people set up, waiting for voters, escalated.

He added the new rules are a voter protection policy that ensures the community their right to vote without being pressured.

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