Harnett County,
North Carolina

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Polling Sites Buffer Zones

Based on North Carolina General Statute 163A-1134, no restricted activity will be allowed within 50 feet from the voter's entrance at each polling place. Every polling site will have a sign indicating the buffer zone boundary and the buffer zone will be monitored and enforced. A buffer zone will also be enforced for curbside voting at each location. Measurements will begin at designated curbside locations at each polling site to ensure curbside voters are afforded the same protections as voters entering the building.

Polling sites with marked voter entrances and curbside locations


163A-1134. Limitation on activity in the voting place and in a buffer zone around it.

(a) Buffer Zone. – No person or group of persons shall hinder access, harass others, distribute campaign literature, place political advertising, solicit votes, or otherwise engage in election-related activity in the voting place or in a buffer zone which shall be prescribed by the county board of elections around the voting place. In determining the dimensions of that buffer zone for each voting place, the county board of elections shall, where practical, set the limit at 50 feet from the door of entrance to the voting place, measured when that door is closed, but in no event shall it set the limit at more than 50 feet or at less than 25 feet.


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