Man brings gun to polling place

A voter brought a gun to a polling place this afternoon, elections officials said.

The man stepped inside St. John AME Church around 1:30 p.m. with a gun on his hip, said Nancy Boren, executive director of the Muscogee County Office of Elections and Registration.

According to Boren, state law allows people to carry guns in public places, though a polling spot is not a place where weapons are allowed.

The polling manager called the area supervisor about the gun, who then contacted Boren. She then contacted the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office for clarification on the law, Boren said.

By the time poll workers heard that people can’t bring weapons to polls, the man had left, she added.