Schoolhouse Beat

Some schools want polling places out of their buildings

Some schools concerned about security want to end their traditional role as polling places. The Associated Press reports that if schools are made off limits, many communities would not have easy alternatives available for voting locations. A presidential commission has been hearing from election officials across the country worried about schools trying to move balloting out of their buildings. In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook shootings, many school officials feel that allowing voters into their buildings poses too great of a safety risk.

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