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    Why is voting held in schools?

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    Nonsense to me plenty of public buildings.

    Surely children would be better of at school and parents in work.

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    Mine is at Asda.

    not sure, but my 3 are off, voted by 7:30 now trying to keep these 3 entertained in the rain! lol

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    i think its so it gets the peados out to vote

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    I vote by post I find it easier than going to where I have to vote.

    Church Hall for me, yet to make the trip.

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    Where I lived before they install a portakabin with a portaloo outside. There is a school just minutes from its location too.

    For several reasons amongst which

    The polling station ideally should be in the polling district
    Where possible public buildings should be used
    It has to be accessible to all, eg must have wheelchair access
    It has to have it's own entrance - not shared with anyone
    It has to be secure
    It has to be roomy enough
    There is a statutory duty for them to be used if needed

    There are others too but those are the ones I remember

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    master_chief;8538410

    Mine is at Asda.



    Handy if you need some bread and milk. Seems very thoughtful for the old folk! :-D

    whatsThePoint;8538459

    The school is the only public place most people know and most people have … The school is the only public place most people know and most people have one local to them



    Not sure what part of the world you live in, but I'm sure there are lots of public buildings around. If not, use a marquee. Why deny kids education especially when parents get chastised if little Jonny doesn't turn up to school. Plus parents are now needing to take time off work for some old duffer who wants you to vote for them!

    so people can see what they look like before cameron closes half of them

    boothy;8538540

    so people can see what they look like before cameron closes half of them



    Quality :thumbsup:

    boothy;8538540

    so people can see what they look like before cameron closes half of them



    no political bias on here please:-D

    My sons school is being used as polling station but they are still open:)

    boothy;8538540

    so people can see what they look like before cameron closes half of them



    Won't that be the parents doing that themselves?

    And do you really want this man running your school system, who is actually Jeremy Kyle with a pair of glasses.

    http://ronniegordon.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/govedm0603_228x326.jpg

    http://img.thesun.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00526/Jeremy-Kyle_280_526956a.jpg

    What else will he be teaching your children.

    http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/09/27/article-0-02CADB2400000578-486_468x421.jpg

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    it is done to ensure teachers get their full allocation of 200 days off a year to match MPs

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    whatsThePoint;8538742

    what other public buildings are near most people?Will you be paying for a … what other public buildings are near most people?Will you be paying for a 30-40 marquees?Have you seen how many days kids get off anyway, whats one more



    We have lots (which is why I was asking where you lived!) We wouldn't need any marquees.

    And my logic was based on importance and "education, education, education"..........

    Original Poster Banned

    I would let people vote under my gazebo in the garden.

    If it meant that kid's got to go to school and parent's to work.

    My sons school is being used but they don't get the day off!! They're only using part of the hall, nothing to stop the rest of the school functioning.

    Is all to do with safeguarding - if the school can host the Polling and keep the pblic away from the kids then its ok. If there is no way to stop the public from wandering round the school then they shut the school.
    Its to keep the kids safe to be honest.
    My daughter is off school, yet my school remains open - the only pain in the bum for me is that we can't get out cos we can't leave the car park else we wouldn't be able to park again

    boothy;8538540

    so people can see what they look like before cameron closes half of them



    quizmaniac;8538609

    no political bias on here please:-D



    Ok, So people can see what they look like before Cameron keeps half of them open?

    boothy;8538540

    so people can see what they look like before cameron closes half of them


    Or the quality of school you get for 170 billion of debt?
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