Hi Heidi,  In Stamford the doors to the gym are locked and visitors need to sign in.   On election day the gym doors are open but doors to the rest of the school are closed.  Nancy
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  Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2008 10:43 AM
  Subject: Re: Polling in Schools - Query for Clerks

  It Is a good question - but not one that has come up here in Williamstown.  I believe that people also check into the office at our school but I don't know that we will do anything different than before as far as people in and out of the school.



  Deborah Palmer, Town Clerk

  Town of Williamstown

  PO Box 646

  Williamstown, VT  05679

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  From: Vermont Municipal Government Discussion Network [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Huntington Town Clerk - Heidi Racht
  Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2008 10:20 AM
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  Subject: Polling in Schools - Query for Clerks


  Hello Clerks,


  The issue of school security in our town has now come up in the context 

  of the two elections this fall.


  In our town, visitors are now required to sign in at a desk near the 

  school office and wear a badge.


  What happens on Election Day? How do we maintain security and safety in 

  the school when it is wide open to whoever comes through the door on 

  this one day?


  It hasn't been an issue for Town Meeting, because, of course, there is 

  no school.


  The parking lot and buses coming and going isn't an issue either.


  Can clerks who hold elections at their town's schools please respond?


  Thanks, in advance.


  Heidi Racht