What makes you say that it is? What you see as "clear", I see as very unclear. The wording of "before an election" doesn't differentiate between before advanced polling or Election Day. If one considers "election" to be anytime voting can happen (i.e. start of advance polls to end of Election Day), then the rules were not followed. This is as unclear as you can get in public policy.I disagree, the law is quite clear. It may be 'unfair' though that is clearly a matter of opinion.