ABERDEEN, Miss. (WTVA) - Voting will be different this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. But did you know you can vote even if you have the virus or its symptoms?
Monroe County Circuit Clerk Dana Sloan said the process is a fairly simple one.
A voter drives up to the voting precinct and lets the poll workers know he or she would like to vote outside in their car if the voter has the coronavirus.
"We definitely don't want anyone going into the precinct and exposing everybody else, so we do ask that they contact the poll workers and do a curbside vote," she said.
Sloan said curbside voting is simple.
"What they will do is that the poll workers will actually bring everything out to the car, have the voter sign in and vote there in their car,” Sloan explained. “And then the poll workers will take the machines back in. If they've got somebody with them, that person just needs to go to the door, get the attention of a poll worker and let somebody know that there is a curbside voter."
She said it’s the same procedure all over the state.
Sloan admitted curbside voting could slow down the voting process at the precinct if there are not enough poll workers available to come outside.
"As long as there are three poll workers inside, the process will not stop in the precinct. We shouldn't have any problem at all with the voting continuing inside the precinct. We've tried to make sure we have enough workers there to cover everything."
Sloan predicted a large voter turnout. That's why she hired extra poll workers.