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Election locations follow safety guidelines for voting during pandemic

Published: Jun. 29, 2020 at 6:57 PM CDT
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SHERMAN, Texas (KXII) - Early voting starts today in Texas for the democratic primary runoff election on July 14th.

The Grayson County election office says the first day had a slow turn out as expected.

Election administrator, Deana Patterson, says they are taking direction from the Secretary of State for safety protocols to keep voters and employees safe.

“We’re definitely practicing social distancing. We have hand sanitizer available. We are having the voter wear a glove to touch the equipment. Then we also have procedures in place to clean the equipment periodically,” said Patterson.

Grayson County Election Administration demonstrates how face masks and gloves are being used to keep voters and employees safe.
Grayson County Election Administration demonstrates how face masks and gloves are being used to keep voters and employees safe.(KXII)

Face masks are highly encouraged and will be available if needed. Masks are not required to vote.

The Grayson County Election Administration will be open for early voting this week Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. It will continue next week everyday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

There are 5 early voting locations. Patterson recommends checking for location updates leading up to election day, as they may change due to COVID-19 developments.

The last day to apply to vote by mail is this Thursday, July 2nd.

Additional information can be found here.

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