Is it safe to use schools as polling places?

04/25/2013 | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Officials in school districts in Illinois, Indiana, New York and Virginia are reportedly seeking to move Election Day polling places out of schools, citing campus safety as a concern. "The polling place is allowing the community to freely walk into our buildings that we have no control over," said Anthony Angotti, president of the West Jefferson Hills school board in Pennsylvania, which has asked the state's Board of Elections to consider scheduling polling in alternate locations.

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