How to Keep Yourself and Others Safe While Voting in Person This November

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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything in 2020, including the way we vote. Many people are now voting by mail, but it may not be possible for all voters to use mail-in ballots. People who require language translation or visual or physical assistance may need to cast their votes in person. Plus, many voters prefer to cast their votes at the polls physically — and some states require voters to have a valid excuse to use mail-in ballots, which may force them to visit a polling place.

According to The New York Times, 60 million ballots are expected to be cast in person this fall. But how can you stay safe at the polls amid a pandemic? Election officials have addressed health concerns at polling sites, and CDC health experts have provided voting safety tips. By taking the right precautions, you can minimize your risks of voting in person.