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Maine Officer Denied Ballot After Declining to Surrender Weapon

November 02, 2010  | 

Bangor, Maine, officials are now dealing with the fallout from an election official's decision to deny a local officer a ballot when he declined to hand over his service weapon, reports the Bangor Daily News.

During a press conference, Bangor Chief Ron Gastia said officers aren't required to surrender their firearms to vote. And the election warden who turned the officer away has been dismissed.

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MikeAT @ 11/2/2010 11:18 PM

Good news is the idiot who stopped the officer from voting got fired!

Good to know there is some accountability in the government.

Starrman69 @ 11/3/2010 7:21 AM

Outrageous! I still have the article from my hometown paper with a photo of me, in uniform, casting a ballot in the early morning as I worked in another city and did not want to take a chance of being held over on OT and not being able to vote. There was absolutely no challenge from the election officials.

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