This Day In History: 1943-01-25
In response to several inquiries as to whether holders of “A” gas ration coupons could use their gas to go to the polls on Election Day, the local Board issued a clarifying ruling. They said that other means of transportation were available and the polls were too far to travel conveniently on foot. They urged that voters combine rides and, if possible, make strip to market at the same time they came to vote. National regulations permitted nona fide candidates to obtain modest extra rations for use in campaigning but this was not to apply to campaign managers or party officials. Extra rations were also available for taking poll workers to and from the polls on Election Day and for the transport of election materials, the board explained.