Protecting the integrity of voting is important, but abolishing the neighborhood polling places seems motivated by a (partisan?) desire to suppress the vote, and particularly the votes by older citizens. The right to vote is fundamental, and local governments should not make rules that put an unnecessary burden on it. If they do, courts should strike them down.
If I am mistaken in my judgment, please do a better job of justifying the abolishment of neighborhood polling places.
Thank you for a second look.
JoAnn B. Wilkerson