Michigan to ban open carry of guns at polling places, other spots on Election Day

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The directive states that no one may openly carry a firearm within 100 feet of a polling place, clerk's office or absentee ballot counting board.
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Michigan Bans Open Carry Of Guns At Specific Locations On Election Day
The state of Michigan has banned the open carry of guns within "100 feet of a polling place on election day. The ban also extends to clerk's offices and absent voter counting board on Election Day. Business Insider reports that election inspectors will post signage that indicates the notice of a ban on open carrying firearms. Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said the presence of firearms may cause disruption, fear, or intimidation. The directive comes days after federal prosecutors charged multiple men who plotted to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

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