Tag: Elections

School Safety Recommendations for Election Day (NH HSEM) [October 2020]

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 …

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Schools as Polling Places (REMS) [May 2019]

NH HSEM contacted the Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center regarding nationwide information for schools being used as an election polling location. Attached is their response.

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Polling Place Safety Checklist (TSU) [May 2019]

School district campuses and facilities may from time to time serve as polling places. While the district  endeavors to maintain the sanctity of the election process, the safety of students, faculty and staff remain the primary responsibility. As such, election officials will be asked to remain cognizant of the importance of a safe and secure …

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