A month or two later Jurgis had another interview with this same man, who told him where to go to "register." And then finally, when election day came, the packing houses posted a notice that men who desired to vote might remain away until nine that morning, and the same night watchman took Jurgis and the rest of his flock into the back room of a saloon, and showed each of them where and how to mark a ballot, and then gave each two dollars, and took them to the polling place
, where there was a policeman on duty especially to see that they got through all right.
By expressly saying polling places
are not public forums, the Third Circuit applied an easy-to-pass "reasonableness" test and upheld Pennsylvania's law keeping the press outside polling places
Following the election, Congress passed the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA), which created the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) and provided funding to replace outdated voting systems and improve polling places
. HAVA also mandated accessibility in elections for the first time.
2 ( ANI ): New Jersey will deploy military trucks to serve as polling places
on Election Day in storm-hit communities, the state's secretary of the state announced during a visit to the flood-ravaged town.
* loss of regular polling places
from damage, destruction, or power outages,
The answer is a qualified "yes." Some states register voters online, distribute election information by email, and use computerized polling places
. Beyond these core functions, elections digerati are designing easily navigable websites, and putting Facebook, Twitter, texting and mobile apps to work.
She also highlighted the fact that voters were courteous, that polling places
opened on time, and that women were an active presence in running the tables at the polling places
Voting is fundamental to our democracy, and federal law generally requires polling places
to be accessible to all eligible voters for federal elections, including voters with disabilities.
The Board of Elections gets a nonpartisan assessment of their polling places
. And the voters get a better experience at the polls!
"It's improper to use churches for polling places
In many polling places
, electronic poll books with lists of eligible voters froze or mistakenly claimed that new arrivals had already cast their ballots.
In 2006, Denver will have only 40 polling places
, called "vote centers," but citizens will be able to vote at the center of their choice--no more turning up at the wrong place.