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Poll workers take precautions to stay safe of COVID-19 on Election Day

Posted at 6:15 AM, Nov 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-03 08:15:32-05

TUCSON, Ariz. - It's a different election than we;ve seen in the past, primarily because of the COVID-19 pandemic, so in order to stay safe poll workers are taking specific precautions.

“Our polling places are supplied with disinfectants, with masks, with wipes with face shields, with floor marking tape, I think we’ve got it pretty close together," said Brad Nelson, the Pima County Elections Director.

Nelson told KGUN9 voters showing up to the polls on Tuesday will be asked to wear a mask. If a voter does not have a mask with them a poll worker can give them one.

He added there will also be a sign outside of the voting location where a poll worker will stand every 15 minutes for those who feel uneasy about making their way inside of their polling location to cast their vote.

“Every fifteen minutes a polling worker will exit the polling place and stand by that sign to assist anyone who is concerned about risk and potentially just drop off you ballot to that particular poll worker, so there are some options," said Nelson

If you plan on voting in person, Nelson says he recommends you first check where your polling location is located as many have changed because of the pandemic.

You can check where your polling location is by clicking here.