STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) — Voters in Oktibbeha County will head to the polls Tuesday to votes in the special election runoff.
The runoff has the Senate District 15 and House District 37 seats.
The polls open at 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Circuit Court Clerk Tony Rook said voters can expect safety measures implemented this year.
First, all poll workers will wear masks and space the voting machines six feet apart.
Rook said they will have markers on the floor and Plexiglas between each voter.
Workers will direct foot traffic coming in and out of the building.
“They’ll have access to hand sanitizer, gloves and all the personal protective equipment we’re accustomed to seeing these days,” said Rook.
He also said voters have the option of voting with a cotton swab.
Voters will use the q-tip to select the candidate on the TSX touch screen voting machine.
Rook said this minimizes contamination on the machine.
“Voting tomorrow will be as safe as going into any department store or grocery store now.”