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Should Schools Be Polling Places?

Posted by wlpo on February 1, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – A new bill would let schools opt out of serving as polling places.

The bill would let school boards determine if schools could be safely opened to voters. School boards would determine if they could enforce normal safety protocol on Election Day. School board officials would then file a written notice with local election officers if they couldn’t.

Supporters of the bill say allowing voters in schools is an unnecessary risk.

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