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Pa. county may pull polls from school buildings

Published On: Feb 01 2013 01:45:50 PM CST
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Patrick Manwiller/69 News

CARLISLE, Pa. -

A Pennsylvania county is considering pulling polling places out of schools because of safety concerns.

Cumberland County elections director Penny Brown said she's recommending that the county stop using schools as polling places.

According to The Sentinel of Carlisle, Brown said she's making the recommendation because of the public perception that children may be put in danger by people coming to the schools.

She said she doesn't think children are put in danger, but that there is public perception they are. The county currently uses six public schools as polling places.

Commissioners Chairwoman Barb Cross said she wants to attend a safe schools forum next week before making a decision on the issue.