Polling Guidance During COVID-19 Pandemic

Utah’s June Primary election is scheduled for June 30, but several changes have been made in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Current steps taken by the state election’s office for the June Primary can be found here.

Voting at the polls, like any task, has health risks associated with it. The Utah Department of health has issued specific guidance for poll workers to create a safe and healthy experience for those headed to the polls in November. Those guidelines have been posted to the Community Resources page.

That guidence includes recommendations to promote mask wearing, regularly wipe down high-touch surfaces, and locate polling booths six feet apart facing the same direction.

For voters, things to consider include:

  •  Think about using mail-in ballots. They’re safe, reliable, and convenient.
  • If you have a fever, respiratory symptoms, or think you’re sick, STAY HOME!
  • Wear masks at the polling site. (All workers will be required to wear masks, gloves, and eye protection.)
  • Consider early voting if you fall into one of the high-risk categories. Crowds may be smaller.
  • Practice physical distancing when lining up to vote.
  • Wash your hands when you go into the facility and when you leave. Use hand sanitizer if hand washing isn’t available.

More detailed information about safe and healthy voting is available at vote.utah.gov.