FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 1, 2018
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North Hempstead Town Supervisor Offers Use of Town Facilities as Polling Places to Address Safety Concerns
North Hempstead, NY – North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth today contacted the Nassau County Board of Elections Commissioners David Gugerty and Louis Savinetti to offer the use of all appropriate Town facilities in order to address the concerns about hosting polling locations in public school buildings. The goal of this initiative is to ensure the safety of the Town’s children and residents. Per Supervisor Bosworth:
“The Town currently hosts polling locations at a number of our facilities, and to date there have not been any reported safety issues. I am asking that the Nassau County Board of Elections to consider transitioning polling locations away from public schools and to take into account that the Town, under my direction, would offer the use of our facilities as voting locations. Please know that my number one priority is maintaining the safety and security of our communities here in North Hempstead. In order to further protect our children, residents, teachers, and school administrators, I believe it would be prudent for the Board of Elections to consider this request.”
The Supervisor also asked that the Board of Elections consider the use of Michael J. Tully Park as a polling location as opposed to New Hyde Park Memorial High School. According to the Supervisor, the New Hyde Park community has expressed its concerns about hosting polling locations in their schools.