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How to Vote Safely at the Polls During Covid

Check out these tips on how to vote safely in-person on election day—
based on the
CDC guidelines.

Check your registration

Before you show up on election day, check your registration to make sure you’re still registered.

Voting safely in-person

Make a plan

  • Check the deadlines and hours for your polling location in Georgia— whether you’re doing Early Voting or voting on Election Day.
  • Check Georgia’s COVID-19 Election information before you head to the polls. The information may change daily, so check often.
  • Complete a sample ballot at home to speed the process of casting your ballot at the polling location
  • If you’re able, vote early on Election Day—or take advantage of Early Voting if it’s available.

Be vote ready

Stay safe from COVID

  • Bring your own black ink pen, or a stylus or similar object for use with touchscreen voting machines.
  • Wash your hands before entering and after leaving the polling location.
  • Masks. The CDC recommends everyone wear masks when voting. Some counties might need you to remove your mask for identification purposes.
  • Bring hand sanitizer. After you cast your ballot, touching doors, or any other shared surfaces: sanitize. 
  • Be prepared in case you need to wait. Bringing snacks and friends will help!
  • Stay 6 feet apart. Just like at the grocery store, don’t shake hands, maintain social distancing. 
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or the inside of your elbow. Throw used tissues in lined trash cans.

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