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Will it be safe at the polls?


Whitney Bryen, Oklahoma Watch

Each polling station in Oklahoma County will receive a COVID-19 supply kit that contains hand sanitizer, masks, gloves and wipes. The county is requiring its precinct workers to wear masks and practice social distancing during the primary election.

The reopening of Oklahoma's economy has brought thousands of people back into stores and workplaces, many of whom are choosing not to wear face masks or bother with social distancing.

A question on the minds of election officials is whether a similar scenario will play out when thousands of voters head for the polls for the primary election, raising the risk of spreading the deadly coronavirus. Early voting starts June 25 with Election Day on June 30.

Although the state election board is strongly encouraging poll workers and voters to wear masks and keep at least six feet of distance from o...

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