HARRISBURG – State Rep. Marcia Hahn (R-Bushkill Township) has introduced legislation that would minimize the role school buildings play in the election process. The bill is currently being circulated for co-sponsors in the House.
“I am well aware of the teaching opportunity we have if we allow schools to serve as polling places and expose students to the democratic process,” said Hahn. “While educating future generations is important, the times in which we live are forcing us to place a priority on public safety and my bill attempts to do that.”
House Bill 2137
would require counties to prioritize public buildings other than school buildings when potential polling place sites are evaluated.
“Under my legislation, county boards of election could only select school buildings to serve as polling places as an extreme last resort,” Hahn added. “School buildings can provide easy access for the voters, but most precincts have sufficient alternatives within their boundaries.”
Questions about this or any legislative issue should be directed to Hahn’s district office at (610) 746-2100.
Representative Marcia Hahn
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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