When I was in grade school, there were outsiders in my Emerson Grade School one day in Salt Lake City.
It turned out it was election day, 1954.
That’s one of the memories I have of that time of my life.
It showed me how important voting was.
It was a favorable memory.
And, that’s what I thought of when I heard that State Rep. Jack Franks was proposing to prevent polling places from being located in school buildings.
When asked about the idea, McHenry County Clerk Kathie Schultz pointed out that many parts of the county have no public buildings in their precincts other than schools.
Will County Clerk Nancy Schultz is advancing an alternative idea that schools have a teacher institute on election day. That’s what Joliet’s radio station WJOL reported Friday.
The station said that the bill is in the Rules Committee, which pretty much means it is dead.