Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board will provide security at schools used as polling stations


The Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board is reassuring parents about security in the schools that will be used as polling stations on voting day for the federal election in less than two weeks. 

The school board was reacting to concerns sent to about security at Terry Fox Elementary which will be open for school on election day but will also be used as a polling station.

The board tells CJAD 800 the "polling stations will be in the gym with a direct entrance from outside that doesn't require anyone to walk through the school."

Elections Canada spokesman Pierre Pilon said they'll be paying for security.

"There is an agreement between the school board and Elections Canada to provide security agents on the premises," said Pilon.

The board also said they'll be sending a letter to parents informing them.

Most school boards have a ped day scheduled for Election Day October 21.