The motion would have moved voting to the local elementary schools in Ansonville, Morven, McFarlan, Peachland, Polkton and Lilesville. It was conditioned on the support of the state and local superintendent.
James Paxton said he had heard indirectly that Superintendent Greg Firn was opposed to the measure and that would kill the measure.
"That's interesting because I've had no conversation regarding the Board of Elections," Firn said Tuesday. He added the statutory language was clear that the board had the authority to demand the use of the schools for polling, a point Board of Elections director Tasha Coleman brought up at the board's June 4 meeting.
"But there has been no plan presented to me or the Board of Education regarding the use of school facilities for elections," Firn said. He said he would have to see any plan before voicing his support or opposition.
He said using a school for polling could present concerns since school would be in session during an election, but "it doesn't mean it can't be done."
Several citizens came to voice their opposition to the relocation, including Peachland Mayor Richard Allen.
"We don't want to move it out of Peachland," he said, adding the move could reduce voter turnout.
The motion to relocate the polls was initially made because of concerns about access for the disabled at some sites.
But Allen said "about 90 percent" of the needed changes were cosmetic.
He also said school security was an issue since polling would open sites up to a large number of people.
Paxton said as a former school security officer, he understood concerns regarding school security.
The board passed a motion to work with the municipalities to resolve any problems at the sites.
Board member Nancy Davis announced the meeting would be her last, her resignation being effective as soon as the meeting was over.
"I just feel like I've been here long enough," she said.