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Voters In Washtenaw County Can Expect To See Changes At The Polls In August

Jul 17, 2020

The Washtenaw County Elections Department says all of its 150 voting precincts will offer in-person voting for the August 4th primary election.  

Director of Elections Ed Golembiewski says voters will be required to wear masks unless they have a medical exemption.  The honor system will be used in that case.  Golembiewski says the elections department still recommends to vote absentee to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, but that they plan to take safety measures at polling sites. 

Ed Golembiewski: Election inspectors or poll workers will be trained to follow sanitization protocols in the polling location.  Regularly sanitizing anything that is touched by the voting public or by election inspectors themselves.

Voter turnout is expected to be between 40%-45% for the primary election.

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— Jorge Avellan is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu