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Secretary of State Bans Open Carry at Voting Locations

Oct 16, 2020

Today, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson issued direction to local election clerks statewide clarifying that the open carry of firearms on Election Day in polling places, clerk’s offices, and absent voter counting boards is prohibited on November 3. Attorney General Dana Nessel and Michigan State Police Director Col. Joe Gasper are working with the Secretary on enforcement statewide. Both the Attorney General and Michigan State Police will issue accompanying guidance to law enforcement on safety and security issues that could potentially impact the November 3rd general election.

To read the full guidance provided by Secretary Benson, please click here.

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