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What are election officials doing to protect voters at polling places and in-person absentee voting sites?

The SEC and county election officials are taking steps to make polling places as safe as possible for voters and poll managers:

  • Managers will receive special training on sanitizing surfaces and applying social distancing concepts.
  • Managers will be equipped with masks, face shields and gloves. 
  • Managers will be provided with sanitizing wipes and will regularly clean common surfaces throughout the day. 
  • Check-in stations and voting equipment will be spaced to keep voters and managers at least six feet apart. 
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided for voters and managers.
  • Voters will be provided with a cotton swab for making selections on the touchscreen.
  • Voters are asked to wear their own mask if they have one and to bring their own pen for signing the poll list.