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No squawking as early voting starts

Reno Gazette Journal, 5/22/10 - It's official: You can't wear a chicken costume to vote in Nevada

At early voting stations that open today across the state, chicken suits are being added to the list of banned campaign material such as political buttons, shirts, hats and signs within 100 feet of polling places.

In this election year, wearing a chicken costume would be an "inappropriate and obvious" advocacy message against one particular candidate for U.S. Senate, said Washoe County Registrar of Voters Dan Burk.

Secretary of State Ross Miller agreed. "They cannot," Miller said, when asked if people could go to the polls dressed as a chicken.

"We will be sending a letter to the county clerks that's prohibited conduct within polling places for elections," he said.

National as well as local media have had a field day with U.S. Senate Republican hopeful Sue Lowden and her response to the high cost of health care: Patients should barter with their doctors like they did in the "olden days" when "our grandparents would bring a chicken to the doctor..."

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