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Counties preparing for election with poll-worker safety training


Social distancing, shields among measures


By Mike Jones
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

BENTONVILLE -- The menace of covid-19 has added an extra layer to election planning, local officials said.

A game plan of social distancing, acrylic shields and lots of hand sanitizer joined the normal concerns of having enough voting machines and poll workers. Early voting starts Oct. 19 and Election Day is Nov. 3.

Benton County honed its covid-19 election plan with a runoff election in late March and the Bethel Heights annexation election in August. READ MORE.

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