Scholarly Articles and Other Contributions
 

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1985

Abstract

This Note examines the constitutionality and the wisdom of these state laws and congressional proposals. Part I traces the history of exit polls and election-night projections. Part II argues that restrictions on the collection or dissemination of exit poll data, whether designed to prevent disruption at the voting area or to protect the integrity of the vote, violate the first amendment. Part III concludes that a uniform poll-closing time coupled with voluntary network restraint would both allay legitimate concerns about election-night predictions and comport with first amendment values.

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