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    Well, I just spent an hour combing through the Virginia Code, and I can't find a law prohibiting weapons at the polls. Can anyone verify this for me?

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    My polling place is a Middle School.

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    les_aker wrote:
    My polling place is a Middle School.
    My polling place used to be an elementary school, but I've moved and it's now at the McCoart government building here in Prince William County.

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    IANAL, but I think it's perfectly legal to carry to the poll, provided it is not a restricted location. My poll is an elementary school, so carry there is prohibited.

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    Mine's at an elementary school too. Blah....

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    I just got back from voting, and it was uneventful. I open carried my 1911 in a CQC Blackhawk holster and as I was signing in one of the two gentlemen asked, "Is that a 1911 on your hip?" and I said that it was, and I loved it. and he proceeded to tell me about his, and the other guy chimed in about one he owned too. I voted and left, and just as I went outside I met Glendell Hill coming in to vote, so I stopped and introduced myself. He asked if I had supported him today, and I told him that I hadn't. I didn't mean to rain on his parade, but you don't lie to the sheriff.

    So for those of you like myself who might be wondering if it's okay to carry your gun openly at the polling place in Virginia, unless it's at a restricted location like a school or church, it is emphatically OKAY.

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    BobCav wrote:
    Mine's at an elementary school too. Blah....
    Maybe they can have a drive up poll.... if you have a CC Permit and you do not get out... you can take the gun with you and vote...



    ยง 18.2-308.1. Possession of firearm, stun weapon, or other weapon on school property prohibited.

    The provisions of this section shall not apply to

    (vii) a person who has a valid concealed handgun permit and possesses a concealed handgun while in a motor vehicle in a parking lot, traffic circle, or other means of vehicular ingress or egress to the school.

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    I thought theyonly do "drive-by voting' for 65 and older though?

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    BobCav wrote:
    I thought theyonly do "drive-by voting' for 65 and older though?
    I have seen your pics Bob... Your getting up there...

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    I thought we had a thread on this a few months ago but I can't find a reference now - I thought there was something about polling places being restricted; maybe the info I had was for another state. As has been noted, unfortunately most polling places seem to be in schools anyway.

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