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Do I Need To Wear A Mask To Vote? Here Are Safety Rules When Polls Open In South Florida

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The Miami Herald
Concerned about early voting during the COVID-19 pandemic in South Florida? Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Monroe precincts have new safety changes for Election Day.

Early voting begins Monday, Oct. 19, and ends Nov. 1 in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach. In Monroe, early voting runs from Oct. 19 to Oct. 31. Election Day is Nov. 3. But there are rules that you need to know before you head to the polls.

Is COVID-19 making you think twice about voting in person?

You aren’t alone. Safety is on everyone’s mind.

That’s why you can expect some rules at your polling place as early voting begins Monday and culminates with Election Day, Nov. 3.

“Part of the process of preparing includes safety not only for our voters, but for our poll workers,” said Roberto Rodriguez, spokesman for Miami-Dade Supervisor of Elections. “Safety in the COVID 19 atmosphere is paramount during election planning.”

Officials from Miami-Dade, Broward, Monroe and Palm Beach counties say the stepped-up safety measures made for the primary election in August will also be in place for the general election.

Read more from our news partner at the Miami Herald.