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Offline khicks

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Re: Interruped while voting!
« Reply #20 on: November 07, 2010, 06:50:57 PM »
i do belive the reporter is wrong, during the time the polls are open, it is my undersatnding that, the right to vote over rides  pfz laws

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Re: Interruped while voting!
« Reply #21 on: November 07, 2010, 09:19:27 PM »
Maybe the Media Director should be involved with this. He probably would be better prepared to disseminate the information to more than just the one media outlet.

And he probably would have been better prepared to properly disseminate accurate information to this one media outlet.

This is precisely why we have a Media Director in MOC. It does no good to have inaccurate information promulgated.

Even if a correction is printed, it will not receive the attention that this inaccurate information has received.
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Offline emt805

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Re: Interruped while voting!
« Reply #22 on: November 08, 2010, 02:38:52 AM »
And he probably would have been better prepared to properly disseminate accurate information to this one media outlet.
This is precisely why we have a Media Director in MOC. It does no good to have inaccurate information promulgated.
Even if a correction is printed, it will not receive the attention that this inaccurate information has received.

The reporter had the corect information. I am guessing he took the word of the Prosecuting Attorney over the information I pointed out on the msp legal update that I left with him.

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Re: Interruped while voting!
« Reply #23 on: November 08, 2010, 09:06:41 AM »
It's more than just dropping off a leaflet. The MOC has highly experienced individuals that are knowledgeable in the discussion of these matters to ensure that accurate information is not only provided, but also understood. This could preclude the interviewer from taking the word of another.

These resources are available to everyone. They should be utilized whenever practical.
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Re: Interruped while voting!
« Reply #24 on: November 08, 2010, 06:27:09 PM »
++ I heare that and i understand it. I will seek help. Carry On.
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Re: Interruped while voting!
« Reply #25 on: April 30, 2011, 08:52:57 AM »
I know this thread is old but I’ve been away for a while and wanted to chime in on the subject.

Actually possessing a firearm in a voting booth is against federal law; when I lived in New England I worked the polls at a few elections as a polling manager and that was one of the topics covered in the training material each time; I just don’t remember the cite for it.  Unless something has changed since I last worked the polls in 2000.

On the other hand no one is supposed to approach you while your voting unless you ask for assistance; and for her to ask you to go place you weapon in your vehicle; I assume she wanted you to stop voting go put it away and then come back to finish the process, for her to do so was a criminal act and it would have invalidated your ballot preventing you from casting your votes.  You would not have been given a new ballot either.
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Re: Interruped while voting!
« Reply #26 on: April 30, 2011, 09:35:53 AM »
cite please or it didn't happen!  (plus I really want to see it)
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Re: Interruped while voting!
« Reply #27 on: May 01, 2011, 08:58:54 PM »
I know this thread is old but I’ve been away for a while and wanted to chime in on the subject.

Actually possessing a firearm in a voting booth is against federal law; when I lived in New England I worked the polls at a few elections as a polling manager and that was one of the topics covered in the training material each time; I just don’t remember the cite for it.  Unless something has changed since I last worked the polls in 2000.

On the other hand no one is supposed to approach you while your voting unless you ask for assistance; and for her to ask you to go place you weapon in your vehicle; I assume she wanted you to stop voting go put it away and then come back to finish the process, for her to do so was a criminal act and it would have invalidated your ballot preventing you from casting your votes.  You would not have been given a new ballot either.


ahhhhh no my guess is there will be no CITE as you cannot CITE what is not in the law.
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Re: Interruped while voting!
« Reply #28 on: May 02, 2011, 10:54:04 AM »
i agree, polling places are addressed on a state-by-state basis
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Re: Interruped while voting!
« Reply #29 on: May 02, 2011, 01:14:28 PM »
So.... Yes or no... Is there a federal law prohibiting firearms at a voting station?

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Re: Interruped while voting!
« Reply #30 on: May 05, 2011, 07:00:21 PM »
So.... Yes or no... Is there a federal law prohibiting firearms at a voting station?

Daniel

I've been trying to find the information again but have been unable to locate it.  All I remeber from when I worked the polls back in the 90's and in 2000 we where told that Federal Law prohibited possession of Firearms at polling places during elections.  It sticks out in my mind because I was pissed that I had to secure my weapon in my car while working the polls.  It was the first time I had ever left my weapon unatended in my car.

Back then I never followed up on the claim and only took the word of the Elections Division that was giving the training.  They may very well have been blowing smoke.

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Re: Interruped while voting!
« Reply #31 on: May 05, 2011, 09:58:40 PM »
Thanks
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Re: Interruped while voting!
« Reply #32 on: May 06, 2011, 04:29:20 AM »
Back then I never followed up on the claim and only took the word of the Elections Division that was giving the training.  They may very well have been blowing smoke.

Could it have been that you, as a polling place worker, were not allowed to carry a firearm?

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Re: Interruped while voting!
« Reply #33 on: May 06, 2011, 01:28:04 PM »
Could it have been that you, as a polling place worker, were not allowed to carry a firearm?

Bronson

eh' Could be
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