Tarrant County Elections Administrator Steve Raborn says the county has received verbal confirmation that Fort Worth public schools will be available as polling places for the May 9 election as planned.
Earlier in the day, Raborn said it was unclear if all the schools would be available, as the Fort Worth ISD closed all classes through at least May 8 due to swine flu concerns.
Out of the county’s 204 polling places, 53 are at Fort Worth ISD buildings, he said.
Raborn said his staff was trying to be ready for anything since no one knows how swine flu might be affecting the area next week.
“We could be dealing with private facilities that decide that we can’t use their places,” Raborn said. “We have to prepare for that as a possibility too.”
If any polling places aren’t available on May 9, Raborn said the likely plan would be to find alternate locations or consolidate at the polling places that were still available.