Election Polling Place
In cooperation with Scott County and the City of Shakopee, East Middle School is an official polling location for the 2024 General Election on Tuesday, March 5, 2024.
Election activities will be held in Gym 2 and therefore not accessible by students or staff
during prep and general polling hours on this day.
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day with curbside voting available directly outside the polling location. All polling place activities will be led by the City of Shakopee Elections Department and assigned staff. Shakopee Public Schools is not included in nor associated with polling place activities.
Student safety remains a top priority during the election, and during any school day, and extensive preparation efforts have occurred to ensure ease of flow for voters, families, students and staff as well as proactive safety and security measures. While the polling location is within the building, it is the only location within the school accessible by voters and the election team. Interior access will not be available and school operations will remain separate from polling place activities.
School hours, student pick up/drop off locations and any standard before/after care will remain as normal and will not be impacted. Bus drop off/pick up locations will not be altered for the day. There will be extra school staff onsite during arrival and departure times to assist with traffic flow.
To limit visitors in the school building, we kindly ask that only essential visitors plan to visit the school on election day (i.e. late arrival/early departure student need, critical student support). No afternoon/evening activities will occur in the gymnasium.
A reminder email will be sent to families the day before the General Election as a courtesy. Should you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to email email@example.com
Clayton Ellis, Principal