Tell Us: Should Voting Day be Kept Off School Grounds?
Do you think school security on voting days should be ramped up?
A bill introduced by Assemblyman John Wisniewski (D-Middlesex) would mandate districts have a written security plan when polling takes place on school grounds, and voting should only take place in schools if absolutely necessary.
The bill, a response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, is an attempt to maintain school security on days when strangers typically come in and out during school hours.
Marlboro Superintendent Dr. David Abbott said the problem now is that a current law forces any institution which accepts state money be open as a polling location.
"I can't tell you what's going to happen with that bill," Abbott said at a Jan. 15 Board of Education meeting. "It's under a lot of pressure from counties, the state, municipalities and so on."
Abbott said the district is looking to add security on voting days, if not close school all together.
Tell us: Should voting be on school grounds?