I always wondered why they didn't turn the gymnasium of a local school into a polling place for a day. Schools are all over the place. Seemed like a logical solution. I figured the school could do without it for 1 day every now and again. And, it would bring the voting process a little closer to the kids to teach them the importance of our right to vote. But, someone finally clued me in! I wasn't thinking. They don't use schools because they don't want unsavory characters on school grounds, even if it is a separate, cordoned off part of the campus. Just because you are allowed to vote doesn't mean we want you on school grounds. So sad we have to consider these sorts of things.