PITTSBORO, Miss. (WTVA) - Tuesday was National Voter Registration Day, and Americans are just 42 days from the Nov. 3 presidential election.
How is the coronavirus pandemic impacting the voting process?
WTVA reporter Chelsea Brown spoke with Calhoun County Circuit Clerk Carlton Baker about the process in his county.
Voters are encouraged to wear masks. Shields will also be installed to protect poll workers and voters.
Voters will also be provided a pen to sign (and keep) during the process. Voters will also be provided a cotton swab to use on touch screen voting machines.
Workers will clean the voting machines and voter access cards after every voter.
Baker said he’s not had as many issues finding poll managers as he initially anticipated.
One poll worker at every precinct in Calhoun County will help with cleaning.
He expects a large turnout, both in-person and in absentee voters.
Voters are asked to be patient
"Please have patience with us, we are working as fast as we can,” Baker said.
Mississippi’s voter registration deadline is Oct. 5.