State election officials assure safety of voters at polling places

Election officials reiterated on Tuesday that “poll watchers” intimidating voters will not be tolerated.

News 12 Staff

Oct 27, 2020, 11:25 PM

Updated 1,336 days ago

Share:

A record number of people are registered to vote in Connecticut this year, and election officials want the public to know that it will be a safe process.
As soon as COVID-19 hit, Connecticut started planning on how to protect voters on Nov. 3.
"We did everything we did from that moment on to make sure that no one would ever have to choose between their health and their vote,” said Denise Merrill, Connecticut’s secretary of the state.
At polling places, they're allowing fewer people inside, so plan for longer lines.
Deidre Gifford, the acting public health commissioner, says the best time to come to a polling place is midday when there are fewer people queuing up.
Face masks will be provided at polling stations, but Merrill says those without a mask will “either be offered to have their ballot brought out to them, or they will have to be sequestered in a separate area."
Election officials reiterated on Tuesday that “poll watchers” intimidating voters will not be tolerated.


More from News 12