San Pedro Police to enforce all Election Rules and Regulations
Monday, January 26th, 2015
The San Pedro Police Department informs all 2015 Municipal Election candidates that all rules and regulations in reference to the election process will be strictly implemented. Officer in Charge of San Pedro Police, Superintendent Luis Castellanos has stated that extra measures will be taken to ensure that the Town Council Elections, scheduled for Wednesday, March 4th, run smoothly.
In addition, campaigners are advised that rowdy behavior will not be tolerated and that no form of political campaign will be allowed within the 100-yard buffer area. “Elections are right around the corner and we are preparing our officers ahead of time so that they are ready to handle the event. Within the next few weeks, we will be calling a meeting with all candidates and explain to them the rules and regulations of the Municipal Elections. We will also explain to them the behavior that is expected by the San Pedro Police Department in regards to party followers and campaigning on Election Day,” said Superintendent Castellanos.
The polling station in San Pedro will be at the San Pedro High School. No political booth, banners, signs or campaigning will be allowed within a 100 yard radius of the polling area. This area includes the section of Spider Lily Street that runs from the beach to the junction of Laguna Drive (all the section in front of the high school entrance) and extends midway down Seagull Street. “One of the main rules that all candidates and campaigners need to adhere to is the 100-yard buffer area. We do not want any disorderly behavior in the polling station. We will be very strict with this rule and we will hold all the parties responsible for ensuring their party members also follow this rule,” said Superintendent Castellanos.
The San Pedro Police will also be monitoring campaign efforts leading up to elections in an effort to avoid altercations. Superintendent Castellanos would like to take the opportunity to advise all island residents to try their best to make the 2015 Municipal Elections a peaceful one.
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