Do your schools close on Election Day?

Avatar for cmlisab
iVillage Member
Registered: 09-30-2011
Do your schools close on Election Day?
Tue, 11-06-2012 - 2:11pm

My kids are off from school today, due to the election. Up until recently, I thought the rest of the country was the same way! So, just curious, are schools open today where you live?


Community Leader
Registered: 07-26-1999
Tue, 11-06-2012 - 3:22pm

Yes, ours are opened.  At least from what I've seen they use state and county offices and a few churches as polling sites, but not schools.  When we lived in Michigan they were always at VFW halls or other city/county offices also.  I do know some in other parts of the country that are shut down today becase the schools are used as polling places.

Avatar for bradleyteach
iVillage Member
Registered: 06-29-2001
Tue, 11-06-2012 - 6:05pm

We typically have school on election day.  This year, we were scheduled to have a staff conference day today, but since schools were closed in our district the entire week last week, today was changed to a regular instructional day for students


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Avatar for 3EggsnAL
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Registered: 11-06-2012
Wed, 11-07-2012 - 10:11pm

I tried to post but couldn't yesterday.  Our schools were open.  We vote at churches and chamber of commerce.