County preps for elections

Published 11:04 am Tuesday, July 14, 2020

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By: Donnamy Steele

To keep everyone safe while casting their votes at the election today, Probate Judge Stacey Brooks is ensuring that sanitary measures will be in place.

Brooks explained that the poll workers will work hard to keep everything disinfected as voters come and go.

“We will have all of our poll workers here to help and disinfect between voters,” Brooks said. “We will supply alcohol wipes, hand sanitizer, and disinfectant spray as needed.”

To further accommodate, social distancing will be enforced and each voter will be supplied with a clean pen to vote with.

“We don’t have enough pens for everyone to have their own, but we do have wipes to clean between voters,” Brooks said. “There will also be social distancing signs to keep everyone separated while voting.”

Although it is not mandatory to wear a mask while voting, Brooks encourages those who wish to wear one to do so.

“Masks will be provided at all voting locations for anyone who wants to wear them,” Brooks said. “We can’t make anyone wear a mask because that would infringe on their right to vote, but they will be available if wanted.”

Probate Judge Stacey Brooks explained that, aside from extra sanitary measures taking place, the polls will operate as normal.

“As always, you will have to show your ID to vote. Everything that was required in prior elections is required now. The only difference is social distancing and cleaning,” Brooks said. “We are trying to get everything done while keeping everyone safe.”

The polls open at 7 a.m., on Tuesday and close at 7 p.m.