Voter safety during COVID-19 pandemic a priority
RAPID CITY, S.D. — Voters definitely have protection from COVID-19 on their minds this election day.
South Dakota’s Epidemiologist, Doctor Josh Clayton, says the state’s been in touch with local officials to make sure they’re caught up with the U.S. Center for Disease Control’s (CDC’s) recommendations.
Workers at polling stations are encouraged to maintain cleanliness, and clean frequently touched surfaces.
“There is guidance out there from CDC and those election officials have had the opportunity of seeing that guidance and working to make sure that all individuals who will be going to the election polls will have the opportunity to do so safely,” said Clayton.
Voters were strongly encouraged by local officials to mail in their ballots ahead of time. Those ballots were due at the county auditor offices by 5:00 p.m.