Election file

Voters cast their ballots in the primary election in June at the North Side Middle School gymnasium in Elkhart.

GOSHEN — County election officials have stocked up on personal protective equipment for the general election, but face mask requirements are still an open question.

The Elkhart County Election Board on Tuesday discussed the safety measures they’ve prepared as voters return to the polls amid a global pandemic for the second time this year. Those include supplies of gloves, disinfectant spray, cotton swabs for using the touchscreen machines and clear plastic shields for the poll workers to sit behind.

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Revolution 1776

I need to know what’s going on


This is really very simple. If you are a poll worker wearing one is mandatory or you can't have the job. As a voter, it can be treated like restaurants. Have to wear one to get in, but you can take it off if you HAVE to while voting. No matter what your position, you can endure it for 15 min or so to cast a ballot in a very important election... If not vote absentee...

Joe King

Why is wearing a mask political? It's basic science....Stop the spread of a virus? How hard can that really be? I think they should make a special line for those that don't want to wear a mask...make it long and spaced out, and they have to vote in a "special" place away from the civilized people.

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