Political paraphernalia may be banned at the polls. The Rhode Island Board of Elections is considering a proposal that would require anyone who enters a polling station to remove or cover what they call “political literature.” This would include hats, T-shirts, buttons, badges, and stickers that carry political slogans. The Board hopes to establish this ban before the Rhode Island presidential primary on April 24. According to the Election Board’s lawyer, Raymond Marcaccio, imposing this new regulation is within the board’s rights. Other states have similar bans.