Each polling place in Georgia will have hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies.
Poll workers in some counties will ask voters to wait in their cars for a text telling them it’s their turn to vote. Officials will wear gloves, and they’ll frequently wipe down touchscreens. Voting booths will be spread out.
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With so many people voting by mail, election officials said in-person turnout might be lower because voters want to avoid human contact.
So far, more than 212,000 voters have returned absentee ballots for the combined general primary and presidential primary. By comparison, about 37,000 people cast absentee-by-mail ballots in the 2016 primary.
Before the March 24 presidential primary was delayed because of the coronavirus threat, nearly 289,000 voters cast ballots. Those voters are still eligible to participate in the primary, but their ballots will exclude the presidential race.
The primary might be the largest test yet of Georgia's new $104 million voting system, which combines familiar touchscreens with the addition of printed-out paper ballots. Voters will be able to check their ballots before inserting them into scanners attached to locked ballot boxes.
Voters can find their voting locations, review sample ballots and request absentee ballots on the state's My Voter Page at www.mvp.sos.ga.gov.