Dallas, Texas – As a measure to ensure the kids’ well-being and safety on Election Day, some school districts in northern Texas have decided to cancel regular school activities at schools that serve as voting places. Since many people will be entering and exiting the school building throughout the day, and because there is increased concern about disruptions and violence at the polls, the decision was taken to ensure the safety of the students.
Some communities in the state of Texas have declared Election Day to be a holiday for students, with Dallas, Fort Worth, and Richardson among them.
Also, the Texas Election Code requires that all schools in the state be prepared to serve as polling sites for voters if necessary.
One of the top priorities during the elections is ensuring the protection of voters, and therefore the FBI issued a stern warning that there will be consequences for anybody who tries to intimidate or hurt voters.