Voting locations have varied throughout history. In the past, people would vote at their local town hall or a place of worship. As technology and the availability of resources increased, local governments started to look for bigger buildings that could accommodate multiple voters. High schools became the go-to voting spots because they typically have several large spaces available, such as auditoriums or cafeterias, and they are convenient for many citizens.
In recent years, high schools have been the go-to destination for voting because they can accommodate a larger number of individual voters than other locations. In addition, the presence of high schools in most communities makes them easy for voters to locate. Furthermore, holding elections at high schools can help remind students of the importance of voting rights and the importance of participating in civic activity.
Some states have also implemented programs that allow registered high school students to participate in the voter system. This helps to ensure that young citizens have the opportunity to participate in the democratic process. It also helps to educate them on the different issues facing their local communities, and how their voices can influence change.
Finally, high schools are typically public, so they are free for voters to use. This makes them more accessible for those who are financially challenged or unable to travel to other locations. The presence of high schools throughout the country also makes it easy for smaller communities to have a polling place on-site.