School Board votes to remove polling places

Posted at 2:51 PM, May 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-10 17:34:10-04

The presidential election is just six months away, and one school district is changing where people can cast their ballots.

The Wauwatosa School Board voted to remove polling places at its schools. Members say they want to keep students safe.

Many parents dropping off their kids for class today are now just learning about the change.

Naomi Krueger says,  "As a parent, it's your first priority to keep your kids safe and with everything going on in the world, I think it's a good thing to keep strangers out of school."

The change wont happen until after the 2016 election, but the board also voted last night to keep students out of school on November 8th, this year's Election Day.

"I don't see what the problem is," says Everrett Curry.

His daughter is a 5th grader at Lincoln Elementary.

Curry's not alone. Nathan Valentine says "I voted in schools growing up. I went with my parents to vote in school. There were people voting when I was a kid in've got to have somewhere to vote."