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Voting Woes

News of the Weird

By News of the Weird

Published Feb. 15, 2018

Voting Woes

Douglas Aaron Shuttlesworth, 34, was simply trying to exercise his civic duty when he reported to an elementary school in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to vote -- on Monday, Nov. 6, the day before Election Day. Susquehanna Township police arrested Shuttlesworth for DUI after he appeared at the school intoxicated and admitted he had driven there to vote. The Associated Press reported that Shuttlesworth's mother elucidated: Her son thought it was Tuesday. [Associated Press, 11/8/2017]

Poll workers at Merrill Auditorium in Portland, Maine, made an unusual discovery on Election Day: Someone had left behind a plastic bag with a complete set of dentures inside. UPI reported that the dental prosthetics were removed to the Portland City Clerk's office, where they await retrieval by their (presumably) toothless voter. [United Press International, 11/10/2017]