ABSTRACT

Assisting Sick, Exposed, Symptomatic, and Quarantined Voters   [open pdf - 241KB]

From the Document: "Election officials across the country are implementing practices to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] during the November elections. Mitigation measures for in-person voting, such as wearing a face covering, social distancing, hand hygiene, cleaning and disinfection, and other measures, lessen the risk of spreading COVID-19 among voters, poll workers, and other individuals at voting locations. These measures mitigate the spread of COVID-19 from knowingly and unknowingly infected individuals alike. [...] This document seeks to briefly summarize existing guidance on assisting knowingly infected, exposed, symptomatic, and/or quarantined voters and share relevant practices used by election officials during 2020 primary elections. The document complements previous voluntary guidance on in-person voting offered by the Election Infrastructure Subsector's Government Coordinating Council (GCC) and Sector Coordinating Council (SCC) Joint COVID-19 Working Group. As election laws vary by state, election officials should seek legal guidance before implementing the practices described in this guidance."

Report Number:
Version 1.0
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Date:
2020-09-29?
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Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
U.S. Election Assistance Commission: https://www.eac.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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