ALL ABOUT PENN STATE: Penn State ensuring voter safety

All About Penn State |  Centre County partners with Penn State to ensure voter safety this November

Election day being November 3rd, which is coming up in just a few days- it is important that Penn State students are able to safely get their votes in.

Election offices across the country have had to determine the best ways to allow voters to safely cast their ballots amid the coronavirus pandemic, and Centre County is no exception.

Michael Pipe, chair of the Centre County Board of Commissioners and a member of the Centre County Board of Elections, has overseen the satellite elections office at the Bryce Jordan Center since Oct. 7.

This center was a relocation of two polling places for the precincts 24 and 44, which were formerly in the HUB-Robeson Center, to provide improved social distancing capacity for voters.

While not an official in-person polling place on election day, the BJC tested several safety precautions that will be in place across the county on Nov. 3.

In addition to mandatory masking, polling locations will have numerous hand sanitizer dispensers and supplies to disinfect high-touch surfaces between each voter.

At voting centers, folding translucent plastic screens will be used as barriers to protect poll workers from potential infection.

The physical precautions at polling locations will work in tandem with mail-in voting measures across Centre County to ensure voter and ballot safety.

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