Special election jurisdictions and voters are encouraged to follow CDC guidance on social distancing (maintaining six feet of distance between voters), equipment sanitization, and hygiene for polling places. In addition to following the CDC’s guidance for polling places, we have encouraged jurisdictions to increase their curbside voting operations, and we encourage voters casting a ballot on Election Day to consider taking advantage of curbside voting.
The use of cloth face coverings can be considered as an additional measure to reduce the risk in public areas. Refer to MDH Guidance on When to Wear a Mask. Note that cloth face coverings may help protect others from the wearer’s respiratory droplets, but are NOT a replacement for social distancing. Social distancing must be observed even if face coverings are in use.
Curbside voting is available for anyone who cannot enter the polling place for any reason, including concerns for their health. Curbside voting allows a voter to register to vote and vote without leaving their vehicle.
If you choose curbside voting, two election judges will bring out a ballot to your vehicle. If you need to register or update your registration, they will bring you an application as well. When you are finished voting, election judges will bring your ballot inside for you and put it in the ballot box.