Election day was last week, November 7. Directly afterwards, The Portland Press Herald reported that false teeth were left behind in a polling booth during the election. A city clerk in Maine was looking for the owner of the set of dentures left in the auditorium that serves as a polling place. Once found, the dentures were placed in a plastic bag and left in the city clerk’s office in Portland City Hall, waiting for the owner to show up. Hopefully by now someone has arrived to claim the dentures. I haven’t been able to find out. A few things do stand out. One, the clerk should be told to never place the dentures in a plastic bag – too easy to inadvertently throw out. Two, it looks like a single denture, not a set (as stated). Third, the owner may be too embarrassed to make a claim. I can see how someone can leave behind an upper denture (as this is) – it may have been uncomfortable and so taken out. But the media found this story so astonishing that Rachel Maddow had a story about it on her show and technicians could be heard laughing in the background. See the youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljmhqS8s8A8. Sorry, but not a laughing matter. Wearing dentures is not something to make fun of.
Denture lost in Portland, Maine