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Bangor Officer Not Allowed to Vote while Carrying Gun 

A Bangor police officer says he wasn’t allowed to cast his ballot when an election warden refused to let him vote while wearing his service revolver.James Dearing says he was patrolling his beat Friday when he stopped to vote at the Bangor Civic Center. He says that’s where warden Wayne Mallar said he couldn’t vote unless he turned over his weapon.Dearing refused, and then wrote a letter to Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap.Dunlap says there is no state law prohibiting officers from carrying firearms while voting.Mallar says he has no comment other than to say he has the right to make determinations about safety.