Tips for voting during the COVID-19 pandemic

The Virginia Department of Elections offers a number of tips to help during the pandemic.

The first is to make a plan. For more information on options for voting, visit the department’s website.

Other tips are:

*Wear a cloth face covering/mask, if you are able, at all times while voting.

*Exercise proper social distancing by maintaining at least 6 feet of separation from other voters and poll workers.

*Consider staying more than 6 feet away from people who are not wearing cloth face coverings.

*Practice good hygiene.

*Do not use physical greetings, such as handshaking.

*Wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water before and after voting. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer to clean your hands.

*Avoid touching your face and face covering.



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