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    Default Re: Poll workers don't ask about my gun anymore

    Quote Originally Posted by ScotsGuards View Post
    The local constable(s) in the voting precinct(s) in his district don't need to be at the polling station at all times. They just need to be available at all times the polls are open. Our constable covers 7 polling stations in our community and he ranges between them at various times of the day. He just checks in to be sure all is going well. It always has been.
    The way the statute is worded, it sure appears to me that they do need to be at the polling station at all times. "It has always been" doesn't mean it's right.

    Duties of a Constable
    Protecting the Polls
    Constables are also charged by Pennsylvania statute with maintaining order at election polls and ensuring that no qualified elector is obstructed from voting. Constables are the only peace officers permitted at the polls on Election Day. In fact this duty is mandated upon constables; failure to protect the polls, or provide for their protection through appointed deputies, is punishable with a fine.
    https://constablepa.us/

    7152. Elections.

    The constable of a borough, township or ward, or his deputy,
    shall do all of the following:
    (1) Be present at the polling place in each election
    district of the borough, township or ward at each election
    during the continuance of each election and while the votes
    are being counted, for the purpose of preserving the peace.
    (2) Serve at all elections.
    http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/...n=52&subsctn=0

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    Default Re: Poll workers don't ask about my gun anymore

    Quote Originally Posted by ScotsGuards View Post
    The local constable(s) in the voting precinct(s) in his district don't need to be at the polling station at all times. They just need to be available at all times the polls are open. Our constable covers 7 polling stations in our community and he ranges between them at various times of the day. He just checks in to be sure all is going well. It always has been.
    I haven't ever seen a constable at our polling station, and this may be why. Maybe we have one that covers several throughout the day, and I've just always missed him.

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    Default Re: Poll workers don't ank about my gun anymore

    The county elections organizations have to pay for the stickers. I asked about before here in Lebanon and was told they decided not to spend the money on that.
    If you don't know who your state legislators are go here:
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    Default Re: Poll workers don't ank about my gun anymore

    Quote Originally Posted by truecrimson View Post
    The county elections organizations have to pay for the stickers. I asked about before here in Lebanon and was told they decided not to spend the money on that.
    i was told "here is your receipt" and handed a sticker.
    it pisses me off that we don't have any evidence of our vote, nothing except what supposedly is inside the machine.
    normally they just hand me the sticker, thought it was just a token. lol
    "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."

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    Default Re: Poll workers don't ank about my gun anymore

    Quote Originally Posted by fallenleader View Post
    i was told "here is your receipt" and handed a sticker.
    it pisses me off that we don't have any evidence of our vote, nothing except what supposedly is inside the machine.
    normally they just hand me the sticker, thought it was just a token. lol
    This is the exact kind of receipt we have gotten for as long as I've been voting. (about 20 years)




    They tear it out of a book and then we get the receipt half and I'm not sure where the other half goes.
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    Default Re: Poll workers don't ank about my gun anymore

    Quote Originally Posted by Emptymag View Post
    This is the exact kind of receipt we have gotten for as long as I've been voting. (about 20 years)




    They tear it out of a book and then we get the receipt half and I'm not sure where the other half goes.
    nope, we sign a book and are handed a card, you give card to guy at machine and then he gives you a sticker after you hit the big green button and come out of the vinyl cube.
    was just disappointing to hear the words this time. feels like you might as well just be pretending to vote, not even a carbon copy.
    "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."

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    Default Re: Poll workers don't ask about my gun anymore

    Quote Originally Posted by Statkowski View Post
    I'm writing a letter to my county's board of elections asking why no constable was on duty at the polling place this time, or the time before that, or the time before that (like, with 167 registered voters we really get concerned about maintaining the peace?).

    Hopefully he didn't ask to get paid for work he didn't perform.
    In my county, you have to be there to sign the pay-sheet to get paid for the day. And I would first contact the election board and ask if there is an elected constable for that ward/township. There may not be one. If so, you could run and get elected, or petition the court to be appointed if it is several years until the next election for constable (the term for a constable is 6 years).

    Quote Originally Posted by Daycrawler View Post
    Perhaps you should run for Constable. Get qualified to carry firearms and you are covered under LEOSA. Then you can work the boring Polls. Been there done that!
    Just be aware that the CETB voted to have no firearms training and no basic training for 2019. It still has to go through the PCCD before it goes into effect, but I'm expecting they will go along with the change, given the training fund is due to be gone by 2020.

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    Default Re: Poll workers don't ank about my gun anymore

    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt.K View Post
    Nope. Read it. Condition 1 for me, thankyouverymuch.
    Is it series 80? Broken hammer or sear still safe.
    The Gun is the Badge of a Free Man

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    Default Re: Poll workers don't ank about my gun anymore

    Quote Originally Posted by fallenleader View Post
    nope, we sign a book and are handed a card, you give card to guy at machine and then he gives you a sticker after you hit the big green button and come out of the vinyl cube.
    was just disappointing to hear the words this time. feels like you might as well just be pretending to vote, not even a carbon copy.
    Stickers! We don’t get no stickers. I want a stickers! Where’s my stickers?
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    Default Re: Poll workers don't ank about my gun anymore

    Quote Originally Posted by truecrimson View Post
    The county elections organizations have to pay for the stickers. I asked about before here in Lebanon and was told they decided not to spend the money on that.
    Berks county wouldn’t want a paper trail to be able to verify their nefarious dealings.
    The Gun is the Badge of a Free Man

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