SECRET SERVICE PROTECTION AT POLLING PLACES. This section shall not prevent any officer or agent of the United States Secret Service from providing armed protective services authorized under section 3056 or pursuant to a Presidential memorandum at any place where a general or special election is held. [emphasis added]– H.R. 2825, section
Nestled into the Department of Homeland Security Authorization Act, a new provision allows the president to send armed Secret Service agents to America’s polling places.