Universal masking encouraged — but not required — at Pa. polling places
The Pennsylvania Department of State asks that in-person voters wear a face-covering, regardless of their vaccination status. However, anyone not wearing a mask will still be allowed to vote.
“Please be advised that although we strongly encourage the use of a mask at the polling place, no one can be turned away from voting at the polls due to a lack of mask,” the York County Office of Elections reminded voters on Twitter.
Please be advised that although we strongly encourage the use of a mask at the polling place, no one can be turned away from voting at the polls due to lack of mask.
— York County Elections (@VoteYorkPA) November 2, 2021
Voters have until 8 p.m. to cast their ballots in person at the polls or return their mail-in or absentee ballot to their local elections office or a secure dropbox.
The Department of State, which has election oversight, also asks voters to bring a blue or black pen to mark their ballot and limit exposure to shared surfaces. Polling places across the state are urging voters to practice hand-washing and social distancing when turning out to vote in person.
If you are going to a polling place on Election Day, help prevent the spread of illnesses:
-Wash your hands before and after you vote.
-Maintain social distance.
-Wear a mask.
— PA Department of State (@PAStateDept) November 2, 2021
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