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  •  I LOVE it (8+ / 0-)

    I've voted in Massachusetts, New York and California. In Massachusetts and in New York, my polling places were in school gyms. It's only in California that we don't vote in schools, probably because proximity to where you live tends to be a real issue here.

    It's not hard at all.

    -7.75, -8.10; All it takes is security in your own civil rights to make you complacent.

    by Dave in Northridge on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 09:24:03 AM PST

    •  In England we always used schools (5+ / 0-)

      Here in Oklahoma churches are used a lot, which is fine because they too are in the place they need to be.

      What the churches don't have is the advantage of staffing and a transport infrastructure.

      Schools also have the added benefit of getting the students involved ... They'll make sure their parents get there :)

      I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
      but I fear we will remain Democrats.

      by twigg on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 09:26:27 AM PST

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    •  I've voted in 6 states & can't remember voting in (4+ / 0-)

      any place BUT a school.  And I've lived in every conceivable environment from NYC to the, at least at the time, utmost farm/forest boonies of the PA-NY border and have never had to stand in line to vote for as much as an hour.  These problems aren't logistical or technological -- they're purposely created by commission or omission for the obvious reasons.

      •  I agree. (2+ / 0-)
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        Dave in Northridge, jacey

        Around here we tend to use churches ... There are just so many of them and they are not used on Tuesday :)

        I made this proposal as a way to not only make it easy, but to involve the community, particularly school students, in the process that makes the rules they have to live by.

        Use the teachers, use the students, use the buses. Let them take "ownership" of the process.

        I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
        but I fear we will remain Democrats.

        by twigg on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 10:38:46 AM PST

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    •  Schools often host polling places in CA. (0+ / 0-)
      It's only in California that we don't vote in schools
      Polling locations are much more prevalent than schools in California and are located throughout neighborhoods. Of course, schools can be used only if they have an empty classroom or a gym/auditorium that is unused on that day.

      In any town or city voters don't have to travel far at all -- often within blocks -- to vote. Schools are often used, as are churches, garages, fire stations, empty storefronts, community centers -- most any place that is accessible and where the owner offers the use for the day. My polling place was in a school for over 30 years; I moved, staying within the same zip code, and now vote in a church.  

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