Here's an example of a poll watcher kind of taking her oversight responsibility a little farther than might be considered reasonable.
The 40-year-old Houston Realtor was wearing one of her souvenir T-shirts when she went to cast her ballot at a Cypress polling place Oct. 26. A poll worker told her she would have to change the shirt if she wanted to vote.
Hurley, who votes in every election, is familiar with poll site etiquette. She knows not to wear campaign paraphernalia. She's never run into trouble before.
What, she asked, was wrong with her light blue cotton T-shirt, emblazoned with a moose head, fishing poles, and the words "Seward, Alaska"?
The word "Alaska," a poll worker answered.
"She said it could be misconstrued as support for a candidate," Hurley said.