N.Y. bills revisit use of schools as polling places

January 8, 2019 | Rochester Democrat & Chronicle

Elections would soon be dismissed from New York schools if some state lawmakers have their way.

At least three bills before the state Legislature seek to relocate or remove polling places from schools — an idea that first began circulating around Albany in 2014 following several high-profile school shootings and threats of terrorism.

Despite an increased push for school safety in recent years, legislation seeking to remove polling places from schools has failed to gain any traction.

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