Persons holding a position in the classified service shall not:
   (A)   Seek or accept election, nomination or appointment as an officer of any county or municipal political club or organization;
   (B)   Take an active part in, or make any contribution or donation to, any county or municipal political campaign, or serve as a member of a committee of any county or municipal organization; or
   (C)   Seek signatures to any petition provided for by any law, or act as a worker at the polls, or distribute badges, pamphlets or handbills of any kind favoring or opposing any candidate for election, or for nomination to a local public office, whether county or municipal. Nothing in this subchapter, however, shall be construed to prevent any such employee from becoming and/or continuing to be a member of a political organization, or from attending any political meeting, or from enjoying entire freedom from all interference in casting his or her vote. Any employee who wishes to accept or seek election or appointment to political office shall resign from the service upon indicating such intention by formal declaration or other evidence of candidacy. Any willful violation, or violation through culpable negligence, of any of the above prohibitions shall be sufficient grounds for the discharge of any employee guilty of such violation.
(1994 Code, § 4-219)  (Ord. 407, passed 11-25-1985)