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While Voting

Your Safety is Our Priority

With the on-going coronavirus pandemic, Illinois polling places want to ensure that you have a safe environment to vote in.

What is being done?

  • Cleaning frequently touched surfaces (tables, doorknobs, toilets, sinks)
  • Disinfecting surfaces with EPA registered cleaners
  • Cleaning and disinfecting voting electronics (voting machines, laptops, tablets, pens, keyboards)
  • Ensuring that the bathrooms have adequate amounts of soap, water and drying materials for proper and washing
  • Providing alcohol-based hand sanitizer

What can you do?

Clean your hands often

  • Wash with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • If soap is not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Avoid close contact

  • Leave some distance between you and the person in front of you in line if COVID-19 is spreading in your community.

Cover your coughs and sneezes

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue if you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • If you cough or sneeze, wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • If water is not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Wear a facemask if you are sick

  • If you are sick, you should wear a facemask when you are around other people.
  • If you are sick and cannot wear a facemask, please do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes.