School Safety Recommendations for Election Day (NH HSEM) [September 2019]

According to the U.S. Department of Education (REMSTA), “Election days may present a security challenge for schools and school districts because many designated polling places are on school grounds. Therefore,
on election days, some school districts may cancel school or designate the day for teacher professional
development”.

The decision to close a school or remain open during an election is a decision for local officials. The safest
option for students, faculty and staff is to close school on election days.

Download the School Safety Recommendations for Election Day flier.