2020 Election: Safety on Election Day
Last updated 10/5/2020 at 3:05pm
With COVID-19 continuing to afflict the nation, and with a heated election season expected to fuel high voter turnout, local election officials say they’re doing everything they can to ensure the safety of voters and poll workers on Election Day.
Those procedures include everything from face masks and social distancing to sanitization efforts and consolidating voting sites.
“The first consideration is the safety of our poll workers,” said Sara Champion, chair of the Transylvania County Board of Elections. “We’re doing shields and gloves and masks for them, as well as the proper...