Vote safe – Election officals offer voting tips, touchless voting

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Due to lingering concerns about COVID-19, election officials have taken a number of steps to protect the health of poll workers and voters. They also offer tips for persons voting on Election Day.
Voters are being asked to bring their own pens, and patience, when they go to the polls to vote in the June 9 primary on Tuesday.
Voting Tips & Safety
·         Bring your Photo ID (or voter registration card if you do not have a Photo ID).
·         Wear a face mask if you have one, although masks are NOT required.
·         Bring your own pen for signing the poll list.
·         Practice social distancing by spacing yourself at least six feet apart from others.
·         Show your Photo ID by holding it up for poll managers instead of handing it to them.
·         You will be provided a cotton swab for making selections on the touchscreen.
·         Be patient and understanding with poll managers on election day.  They are being asked to do a lot to facilitate voting under the current conditions.  We are all in this together.
The following have been implemented to protect the health of voters and poll managers:
Poll managers have received special COVID-19 training and supplies to apply social distancing and clean common surfaces in the polling place.
Managers will wear masks, face shields and gloves.
Sneeze guards will be placed at check-in stations.
Hand sanitizer will be available for voters and poll managers.
Note: Some polling places have been relocated or consolidated due to the pandemic. There have been three temporary polling location changes in The Journal readership area for the June 9 primaries:
Precinct 071 Williamston normally held at Palmetto Middle School will be voting at Palmetto High School.
Precinct 017 Brushy Creek at Wren Middle School will be voting at Wren High School. Precinct 121 Powdersville Middle School will be voting at Powdersville Elementary School
If not sure, check your polling place at scVOTES.org before going to the polls.
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