Voting Day, Are the Kids Safe?

A voting Overheardian wonders about the security today:

Did you vote today?  At the middle school?  We walked in a side door, where a very nice woman with a “substitute teacher” badge on directed us … “down that hall take a left, then a left, then a right, then a right, then another right.  So off we went traipsing through MIS.  Absolutely no security.

UPDATE: I just received a message from Helen Williams and Richard Bohac. Bohac said he has 3 subs on various doors, a highly visible DARE officer and teachers on high alert. I’m not sure if it’s his voice or that people fear him but I feel like he’s got it under control.

12 thoughts on “Voting Day, Are the Kids Safe?

  • March 2, 2010 at 11:45 am
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    Yes. The kids are safe.

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  • March 2, 2010 at 12:46 pm
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    It would be illegal to run a background check on voters.

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  • March 2, 2010 at 1:01 pm
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    kmom, but do we have to put the polls in the schools?

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  • March 2, 2010 at 2:58 pm
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    As far back as I can remember there’s always been voting at schools. Has there ever been an incident of a voter harming a child? All these years, all these votes – could be literally a billion votes cast in schools over the years and no one harmed. I don’t see a reason to change the system. I think they have a much greater chance of being harmed by a trusted religious based counselor, minister, youth leader, priest – odds are much higher.

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  • March 2, 2010 at 3:42 pm
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    @kmom–you are obviously not in charge of marketing the Raptor system to school districts nationwide.

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  • March 2, 2010 at 3:51 pm
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    Hey Maggie, if we bore you so much, don’t read the blog!

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  • March 2, 2010 at 3:59 pm
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    At Bradfield voting, there is very limited egress … in a side door to get to the gym, and back out. Eyes on you all the time.

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  • March 2, 2010 at 4:06 pm
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    Wouldn’t miss this blog for the world.

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  • March 2, 2010 at 5:33 pm
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    Does the school district get compensated for allowing the state, federal, local and county governments use the school property? If not, why not?

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  • March 3, 2010 at 9:42 pm
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    UP Elementary voting was in the empty portables. Genius.

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