Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes ofwebsite accessibilityNevada poll workers prepare to handle ballots amid coronavirus pandemic | KRNV
Close Alert

Nevada poll workers prepare to handle ballots amid coronavirus pandemic

Poll workers prepare to handle ballots (KRNV/KPIX)
Poll workers prepare to handle ballots (KRNV/KPIX)
Facebook Share IconTwitter Share IconEmail Share Icon
Comment bubble

With the November election a little over a month away- poll workers are getting ready to handle ballots.

"It's a lot different this year, It's going to be different than anything that they've done in the past,” said Aubrey Rowlatt, clerk recorder for Carson City, NV.

Poll workers are getting the normal training.

"We're going to talk about the process of casting your ballot in tabulator before you leave the polling location - how the voting machines work so if a voter has questions while using them, we can help them, and then just the different jobs we have on this day to help the election workers in this position," Rowlatt said.

Plus, new pandemic training. Workers will make sure everyone stays six feet apart and they wipe down every machine after each use.

"Everyone that we've trained and talked with so far is really excited - they want to be here - they want to be helping - and they feel it's their civic duty and so we are excited to have them on board."

Officials want in-person voters to give themselves extra time to vote.

"We are going to take the precautions needed so it's going to end up in longer lines as well as a longer time at the polls."

Poll workers will wear masks, face shields, and gloves, plexiglass will be between machines, and there will be hand sanitizer for everyone.

"We just want to make sure that each voter feels that they are safe."
Comment bubble

To apply to be considered for a poll worker position in Carson City, click here.

Loading ...