Are you a "guardian of the polls?"


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BigRedBowtie
October 27, 2004, 05:02 PM
Are there any laws prohibiting carry in voting places?

I suppose there may be laws in some states about carrying in the places that host the elections, but is there a prohibition on carrying to a polling-place in general?

In MN, school carry is a-o-k (for now), as is church carry, which covers most polling places here.

Any input?

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Chipperman
October 27, 2004, 05:20 PM
I vote in a school, so it's no CCW for me. :(

txgho1911
October 27, 2004, 06:03 PM
I have studied the Indiana code. In Indiana carry is prhibited in polling places. My polling place is in a church where carry is not specificaly prohibited but will be for Nov 2. I will be outside more than the 50' distance with vote roll call records printed on one In congressional dist 7 Julia Carson.

Harry Tuttle
October 27, 2004, 06:10 PM
My state senator made the claim that unless they banned assault rifles, people could carry them to the polls

Gee, most of the polls are in schools

RRTX
October 27, 2004, 06:17 PM
Nope, polling places are off limits to concealed carry here in TX.

Black Snowman
October 27, 2004, 06:43 PM
No CCW in my state and I vote at a school. I do, however, only live a block and a half away so can provide supporting fire on short notice if nessicary ;)

BigRedBowtie
October 27, 2004, 07:01 PM
Any Minnesotans know if there is a specific prohibition in the land o'lakes? Being that hte MPPA is on hold- schools are ok, but as I never had a permit under the "old" law, what's the skinny?

Flyboy
October 27, 2004, 10:31 PM
So far as I can tell, Oklahoma has no prohibition about carrying at a polling place. That said, schools are clearly prohibited (though carry in schools is prohibited). Does anybody else see anything I've missed here?

burbanite
October 27, 2004, 10:54 PM
I'm doing a 6 till 6 shift at one of our local polling stations and I'll be leaving my gun at home.

Valkman
October 27, 2004, 11:03 PM
We have lots of temp polling places, and the one I voted in was like a double-wide trailer kind of thing. It wasn't posted so I carried on in and did my business. They have these everywhere, outside and in, in stores and malls and all kinds of places.

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