Nov. 10, 2020
Those rules — the Hatch Act and Defense Department policy for civilians and DOD Directive 1344.10 for service members — describe what types of partisan activities are prohibited or permitted during various periods of the election cycle.
While some DOD civilian employees may engage in certain political activities, the Hatch Act and DOD policy prohibit civilian employees from engaging in activity that shows support for or opposition to political parties or partisan political groups while on duty, in a government room or building, wearing an official uniform or insignia, or using a government vehicle.
These prohibitions do not change after Election Day. Specifically, civilian employees are always prohibited from engaging in political activity — defined as an activity directed toward the success or failure of a political party, partisan political group, or candidate for partisan political office — while on duty and while in a federal building.
For example, displaying a sign or other item showing support for the Democratic or Republican parties is always prohibited, but a similar item supporting a nonpartisan movement, such as “save the whales,” is permitted.
Much like civilian employees of the DOD, service members should also avoid partisan political activities before, during and after election day.
After Election Day, with a few exceptions such as runoff elections, the Hatch Act does not prohibit civilian employees from wearing or displaying a former candidate’s campaign items while they are on duty, as long as the individual is no longer actively seeking partisan political office.
For example, display of a campaign sign reading “Gore-Lieberman” or “Bush-Cheney” would be permitted at any time because their presidential candidacies have ended. But display of a sign reading “Trump-Pence” or “Biden-Harris” would not be permitted until the results of the current election have been certified.
DOD personnel must remain apolitical while performing official duties. Overall, any activity that may be reasonably viewed as directly or indirectly associating the DOD with partisan political activities should be avoided.
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