GLEN RIDGE, N.J. (AP) -- Some schools no longer want to serve as polling places since the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.
A presidential commission is hearing from election officials who are worried about schools trying to move balloting out of their buildings because of security concerns.
The commission plans to make recommendations this month to President Barack Obama about ways to improve access to the polls. The commission has signaled that it intends to encourage schools to stay open for voting.
Some states require schools to be available on Election Day, although there was an effort in at least seven states in the past year to allow schools to close. None of the bills passed.
Copyright 2016 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.
If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.powered by Disqus
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.