Security increased at schools used for voting

BRISTOL, Tenn. - One thing parents likely noticed Tuesday morning when they dropped off their kids at some schools was all of the traffic and extra police.

The reason? Some schools are used as polling places.

In fact, in the Bristol, Tennessee school system, election officials and the police department have been putting together a plan to make sure that nobody that shouldn't be there wanders into a school.

Facility director Ed Depew told us more about the plan. "The police officers cannot get around the polling places themselves because of election laws, but they can be in the schools and around the schools. That extra presence by the Bristol, Tennessee Police Department has really helped make things better for us and make things more secure," he said.

The school systems also adjust their calendars when it comes to elections. This May primary just happened to come with only three weeks left in the year.

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