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Supervisors Adopt Supervisor Spitzer’s Proposal to Prohibit Signature Solicitation for Candidate Nomination Papers from County Employees

The Board of Supervisors approved Supervisor Spitzer's ordinance this week with the passage of the second reading for a new ordinance that bans circulating nomination papers to Orange County employees while they are at work. 

"I want this ordinance to send a strong message of two things: Number one, don't engage in political conduct on county property. You're more than likely to end up in trouble," Spitzer said. "Number two; don't wait until the last minute to get your signatures."

The ordinance simply requires, "No person may solicit for the nomination paper for any local, state, or federal office the signature of any County employee at his or her workplace."

The ordinance takes effect on August 21, 2014, which is 30 days later after Board approval.