(A) A Deputy Sheriff may be discharged for participation while on duty during regular or special working hours in any of the following acts:
Participating in the organization of any political meeting;
Soliciting money from any person for any political purpose;
Selling or distributing tickets for political meetings;
Assisting at the polls in behalf of any party or party-designated candidate on any election day;
Using or threatening to use the influence or authority of his position to coerce or to persuade any person to follow any course of political action;
Initiating or circulating any petitions on behalf of a candidate or in support of a political issue;
Making contributions of money in behalf of any candidate for office or any public or political issue;
Distributing campaign literature or material in behalf of any candidate.
(B) A Deputy Sheriff may, while off duty, while not in uniform, and on a voluntary basis, participate in any of the following activities:
Vote as he chooses;
Express his individual opinion on political subjects and candidates;
Engage in partisan political management or campaigning;
Make speeches, write on behalf of a candidate or solicit voters to support or oppose a candidate;
Attend a political meeting or rally, including committee meetings of political organizations, and serve on a committee which organizes or directs activities at a partisan campaign meeting or rally;
Sign nominating petitions for a candidate in a partisan election for public office and originate or circulate such petitions;
Drive voters to the polls;
Make financial contributions to a political party or organization;
Solicit and collect voluntary political contributions.
The use of county-owned vehicles, equipment or supplies in connection with such permitted activities is forbidden and will constitute grounds for discharge.
(C) A Deputy Sheriff may be appointed a Deputy Sheriff while holding a public office or may accept appointment to fill a vacancy in an elective office while concurrently serving as a Deputy Sheriff where no conflict of interest exists.
(D) No Deputy Sheriff shall be required, as a condition of his employment or tenure, to work or make contributions in behalf of any political party or candidate for political office.