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Election Day Safety Fears See Schools Cancel Classes or Move Polling Places

The particularly contentious nature of this presidential campaign has brought up more concerns than usual.

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    Many of the schools across America that house polling booths will not be open on Election Day for the first time after parents raised fears over violence.

    Public schools, with their ample parking, handicapped-accessible spaces, and capacity to hold large crowds, have always made for popular polling places.

    And while numerous states or cities have always closed schools on Election Day in past years, the particularly contentious nature of this presidential campaign has brought up more concerns than usual.