Q&A: Reporters can be at polling places


From the Carroll County Comet:

Q: Are the media not allowed in polling places? I just got booted out of one by an inspector in Carroll County. There were no voters there. Only the poll workers who I wanted to talk to about any events of the day so far.

A: Regularly employed newspaper reporters and photographers have the right to be present in polling places under IC 3-6-10.

Contact the local election board (clerk-treasurer), so they can call the inspector and let him or her know you have the right to be there.

Contact Steve Key, HSPA executive director and general counsel, with media law questions at skey@hspa.com or (317) 624-4427.