Virus fears disrupt voting

Primary elections continue, though Ohio postpones voting and Florida poll workers don't show up.


National News

March 17, 2020 - 9:25 AM

Election officials in an Illinois county are encouraging poll workers to use blue painter’s tape to mark the floor every 6 feet so voters can keep their distance while waiting in line because of the coronavirus.

Cook County Clerk Karen Yarbrough took to Twitter this morning to share a photo of a roll of blue tape, a piece of string and a tape measure along with a note that read, “People will get too close.”

The note instructs leaders to encourage poll workers to “#MarkTheFloor.” 

President Donald Trump on Monday urged people to avoid crowds of 10 or more but said elections don’t need to be postponed.

In Ohio, health officials postponed its scheduled election because of the virus. In Florida, some poll workers didn’t show up because of virus fears.

 Officials in Arizona say they’re moving forward with their votes.


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