Soldier Not Able to Vote in Falls
A veteran of the Iraq war was not able to vote Tuesday in Falls Township.
After waiting in line at Village Park Elementary School in Falls, Army Sgt. Christopher McAnally was not able to vote due to a mix-up.
The sergeant told Patch he last voted via absentee ballot in the 2008 election with no problems. Tuesday night, he was told by officials in Doylestown he was not registered in Bucks County.
McAnally moved recently from Bensalem to Falls and did not know he had to register at his new polling spot.
The judge of election at Village Park put McAnally in contact with the county election office. The office could not find the veteran on the county rolls, which he claims he was previously on.
With 30 minutes until the polls closed at 8 p.m., an official in Doylestown said he could come to the courthouse and vote. A feat which he knew was not possible.
Outside the polling place, McAnally spoke with Rep. John Galloway. The state representative told the young military man to stop by his office this week to make sure the problem can be resolved so it could "never happen again."
The disappointed McAnally said he had just hoped to vote Tuesday night at his new polling place in the Levittown section of the township.
County election officials were not available for comment Tuesday evening.