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Election Day: Staying Safe at the Polls

Nov 2 2021

Election Day is here and many of us are heading out into our communities to perform our civic duty. However, with COVID-19, the flu and colds currently circulating in our communities, it is important to be proactive about staying healthy while out and about.

Are you heading out to the polls today? If so, be sure to first review the following tips to make sure your trip is efficient and safe as possible.

Before heading out

  • Verify you are registered to vote and that you have the correct voting location information.
  • If possible, review and practice using a sample ballot at home to help you speed up your process when you’re at the poll.
  • Bring any necessary documentation or IDs with you.
  • Plan ahead on your timing; try to avoid going to your poll when it is typically crowded.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before leaving your house.

While at the poll

  • Wear a face mask, especially while inside your polling location.
  • Try your best to maintain a distance of at least six feet from others.
  • Use hand sanitizer throughout your visit to your polling location.
  • Pay attention to and follow all posted instructional signs.
  • Cover any coughs or sneezes to reduce the spread of respiratory droplets.
  • Don’t touch your face or face mask with dirty hands.
  • When you get home, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water right away.

And last but not least, if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, stay home. This is critical in helping prevent further spread of viruses in our communities.

Learn about the health care services we offer at Mercy Health. 

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Tom Greenberg

Election day is important but staying safe while casting your vote is more important. Thank you for sharing the tips with us through this article.
November 09th, 2020 | 5:21am

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