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Greene County Polling Sites Will Have Increased Sanitation Measures On Tuesday


Because of the novel coronavirus that’s spreading globally, the Greene County Clerk’s Office is taking extra precautions on Election Day Tuesday, March 10.

Greene County Clerk Shane Schoeller said they’ll have more alcoholic antiseptic wipes and screen wipes at each polling place; polling tables will be cleaned with disinfectant wipes; and they’ll provide Nitrile gloves for voters to use while operating touch screen voting equipment.

The clerk’s office also encourages voters to take their own pens and styli and to use hand sanitizer or wash hands before and after voting.

“We just want to make sure that voters feel safe and confident to exercise their right to vote and have a great experience when they go to the polls to cast their ballot in the Presidential Preference Primary,” Schoeller said in a news release. “Though I certainly think there is no cause for panic, I also want to make sure that folks know our office is taking steps to be proactive in light of recent news coverage about the potential spread of viruses like Influenza, the common cold, and, of course, the coronavirus.”

Schoeller said they’ve always taken steps to prevent the spread of illness at polling places—but tomorrow those steps will be ramped up.

Voters in Missouri Tuesday will choose presidential candidates for the Republican, Democratic, Libertarian, Green and Constitution Parties.

View a sample ballot here.