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Votes being cast in Exeter recall election

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EXETER, R.I. -

On a snowy Saturday, residents of Exeter turned out for the much talked about recall vote.

One of those voters, Bill Haas, talked to NBC 10 about the recall, "this is a rural town and there have been a lot of strong issues and a lot of strong thoughts on a lot of issues and a lot of noise, but I never ever remember anything like this."

The target of the recall: four town councilors who support having the state attorney general process concealed weapons permits rather than the town clerk.

It's an issue that's touched a nerve with voters llike Betsy Poe, who told NBC 10 "I think it's more than gun rights, though, I think it was that the town council wasn't listening to people, maybe that, listen to their concerns"

In fact, one voter told me for him it wasn't about the gun issue itself, but what some feel was the refusal of the councilors to listen to the people they serve.

"You agree with their decision, but you disagree with how they reached it, absolutely, they didn't do their job they should be fired," said voter Chris Palmer. He went on to say that "for them to say we've heard enough, we're done, close the door…can't do that."

But other residents feel elected officials should be allowed to do their jobs and if you don't like it, decide their fate at the end of the elected term.

Results are due shortly after polls close at 8:00.

 

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