SB1187 is a bill that seeks to amend the current law regarding the use of public schools as polling places during elections. Under the existing law, public schools are required to provide space for use as a polling place when requested by the election officer in charge, except under certain conditions where the school principal can deny the request.

The new bill introduces a provision that exempts public schools in a school district from this requirement if there is a bond election or override election on the ballot. In such cases, a public school in the affected school district may only be used as a polling place if there are no other nearby appropriate government buildings available. This amendment aims to address concerns about using schools as polling places during specific school district elections. The bill will take effect on the general effective date.

Statutes affected:
Introduced Version: 16-411
Senate Engrossed Version: 16-411
House Engrossed Version: 16-411