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Expect changes, extra safety precautions at Leon County voting locations due to COVID-19

Posted at 6:32 PM, Jul 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-17 18:32:48-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Voting in person this year will look different due to COVID-19 safety precautions.

Leon County Supervisor of Elections Mark Early says they are limiting the number of people allowed in a polling location at a single time and handing out personal protection equipment to voters and poll workers.

There will also be hand sanitizers as people enter and exit polling locations.

They are also changing a few polling site locations so voters can practice social distancing on Election Day.

"We are strongly encouraging people to wear a mask and if they don't want to wear a mask please vote by mail," said Early. "But I'm not going to turn anybody away from the polls if they don't want to wear a mask."

Early suggests all voters look into early voting or vote by mail.

So far, 60,000 voters have registered to vote by mail, which is double the amount from last year.

If you vote in person, check the status of your polling location for any changes before you go by clicking here.