In an article published on November 2, 2020 in WABE, Bryan Tyson provides insight on the ways counties are getting creative on election day in regards to polling locations.
“Finding facilities has gotten more challenging,” said Tyson. “It’s been great work by county officials to do their best in a time where a lot of people don’t want hundreds of unknown individuals coming into their facility on Election Day.”
Tyson explains that the use of schools as polling places was beginning to fall out of favor even before COVID-19. “Concerns about school security and having lots of people who would not otherwise be at a school on a particular day, has led to a lot of school districts saying we’d rather not have public schools used as voting facilities,” said Tyson.