Pike County Primary Election COVID-19 Safeguards at Polls

Pike County Primary Election COVID-19 Safeguards at Polls

May 21, 2020

PIKE COUNTY, PA – All Pike County Polling Locations will be open from 7:00 am until 8:00 pm on June 2, 2020 for in-person voting during Pennsylvania’s Primary Election.

Voters heading to the polls are asked to bring their own pens, blue or black ink only, for signing the poll book and marking their ballot. Disposable pens will be available to anyone who does not bring their own.

Voters are asked to wear a mask inside the polling place. No one will be denied their right to vote for refusing to wear a mask, however, many of our poll workers are in the high-risk demographic and will be exposing themselves to the public for more than 14 hours while conducting the election.

We ask you to honor their courage and commitment by wearing a mask to protect them and out of respect for your fellow voters who may have conditions that put them at risk.

The number of voters allowed inside the polls at one time will be limited to no more than 10, but may be less depending on the size of the room and will be left to the discretion of the Judge of Elections.

Voting booths and equipment will be sanitized after each voter so wait times may be longer. Plexiglass shields will be in place at sign-in and ballot-issue stations.

Maintaining a 6-foot distance between voters while waiting in line inside and outside the polling place will be enforced.

Pike County polling places will be fully staffed and operational for the June 2 Primary Election due to the dedication of our poll workers and their willingness to carry out their Election Day duties during this pandemic.

They have stepped up to do their part. We are asking our voters to do theirs.

Wear a mask, be patient, be considerate, be respectful. Working together we are confident Pike County can conduct a safe and secure election on June 2. Thank You Pike County Board of Elections