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Letter: East Islip poll change for safety

A voter marks his ballot via cell phone

A voter marks his ballot via cell phone light at the generator powered First United Methodist Church in Oceanside, New York. (Nov. 6, 2012) Credit: Getty Images

I was disheartened by the article "Flap over fewer polling sites" [News, May 19]. Newsday continues to offers a one-sided, slanted view of the East Islip School District's choices.

Not one parent with children in the district was quoted regarding poll location changes. As a parent of four children in the district, let me give you my opinion.

The decision to change the polling locations from four elementary buildings to a central location, where no children attend classes, is in the best interest of our students. In light of recent tragic events, the idea of people freely roaming the halls of my children's school frightens me.

I applaud the East Islip School District for making this change.

Bea Huste-Petersen, East Islip