Polling locations, safety measures for voting June 2

By: Donovan W. Mann – donovanm@977thebolt.com

Humboldt County, IA – The 2020 Iowa Primary election in Humboldt County is taking safety precautions to protect all involved while voting on Election Day.

The 2020 Iowa Primary Election is today, June 3. From 7 am to 9 pm Humboldt County residents who did not vote absentee will be able to go to one of two polling locations in the county to cast their ballot. One location will be in the city of Livermore and the second will be at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds. During this election there will be a few different procedures due to the COVID-19 that voters will be asked to follow.

Humboldt County Auditor Peggy Rice says that both polling locations will feature multiple safety measures to protect both voter and poll worker. This includes hand sanitizer stations, asking all voters wear masks and social distancing marks on the floor. The polling locations will also be using a different kind of secrecy sleeve that can be thrown away after single use and pens given out to voters will not be accepted back.

Another special exception to this election will be the ability to vote from a car. Rice says normally this is only an option for those with a disability or other circumstances that prevents and individual getting from the vehicle. However, this year any voter who attends a polling location will be allowed to vote from their car.

While Rice reports a record number of absentee ballots for a primary election, voter traffic at the polling locations is still expected to be steady. Voters are asked to please remember to be kind and courteous to election officials as they assist in the process.