We are learning how to continue living during the COVID-19 pandemic – and that includes one of the activities that defines us as Americans: voting. We all accept some level of risk of coming into contact with COVID-19 anytime we leave our homes.
There are different types of voting options available and each carry a different type of risk:
Consider which type of voting is best for you, your family, and your community. Make sure that any health concerns you may have are included in the decision you make.
Should you choose either in-person voting option, take steps to protect yourself and others. This is also true for any members of our community that will be volunteering their time as poll workers at polling locations. Recognize that you will very likely be in close contact with individuals at your polling place (closer than 6 feet for longer than 15 minutes). We ask that you do your part and consider COVID-19 safety while you’re doing your part as an American citizen:
Holding a presidential election during a pandemic is no small feat; but it is nonetheless important. We know that safety during this type of an event will require each of us to do our part as well as the careful planning of our Scott County Auditor's Office. To learn more about voting in Scott County, visit: https://www.scottcountyiowa.gov/auditor.