Prior to general elections, the Pierce County Library District will act in its information capacity to provide space for campaign literature from all candidates for all local, state and appropriate national offices and for all issues. Initiative petitions will be accepted at any time for information only and must be marked "For Display Only". Yard signs and posters cannot be accepted. All candidates will be notified of the library's policy, and literature available will depend on that supplied by the candidate. Libraries will accept legislative candidate brochures only for those candidates for the legislative district in which the library branch is located.
Legislative forums can be held in library buildings provided that:
The literature and forums are provided for the information of the public. Display of literature or sponsorship of forums does not indicate endorsement of any of the candidates or the issues by the library district.
Supporters of petitions may solicit signatures on library property, but not within the library building because of space limitations. Signature gatherers must not interfere with pedestrian or vehicular traffic into and out of the library building. Signs may not be posted on the building. Petition supporters wishing to set up a small table (no more than 36"x36") may do so only when there is sufficient space and after receiving approval from the building supervisor.
Board Policy 3.8
Adopted by the Pierce County Rural Library District Board of Trustees, August 9, 1978. Revised by the Board of Trustees on September 19, 1984, November 14, 1985, and August 22, 1991.
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