Members of Concerned Parents of Summit, representing the elementary, middle and high schools, attended Tuesday's Common Council meeting to urge the Council to remove voting from the Summit Public Schools. Wolfgang Guenther, President of the Lincoln-Hubbard PTO, addressed the Council. The statement read, in part, “Dozens of towns near Summit, including New Providence, Chatham Township, and Madison, have moved voting out of their schools with the full support of their Boards and their local governments. In Summit, while the ultimate decision maker on this issue is the Common Council, it should be noted that removing schools as polling venues has the full support of Superintendent Dr. Nathan Parker, Board of Ed President Celia Colbert, every school principal, the PTO presidents, and a large majority of the families in Summit, close to 1,000 of whom signed a petition requesting you find alternate voting venues. We have confirmation that the Union County Board of Elections is willing to move voting out of Summit’s schools, and that they have already approved the Summit Library as an alternate venue. Once the City Clerk provides the Elections board with a list of other available alternate venues, we can get this situation solved.” We are looking forward to making a full presentation on the topic as an agenda item at the November 17th Common Council meeting, to be held at 7:30 pm in Council Chambers. We hope you’ll be able to join us at that meeting. If you have comments, ideas, or would like to help in any way, please contact email@example.com.