Voting At The Polls This Year? This Is How You Can Stay Safe
As we all know, 2020 is like no other year that we have experienced before, yet we still have an election, and it is our duty as citizens to vote. If you live in a state where you can vote by mail, we recommend this as the safest way. If you live in a county where this is not an option or where it has been made more difficult, voting in person might be your only choice. Dr. Fauci, the White House's medical advisor, has stated that it is safe to vote in person and that he will try to vote in person himself. He also said, "If one does the polling process carefully and prudently, I think it would be fine for people to go to the polls, who feel that that's something that they want to do." Even with these precautions that the polling stations are taking, you should still take some personal responsibility in making sure you and the people around you are safe.
What to do before you vote
It's vital that before you vote, you want to make sure that you don't have a temperature and that you haven't been sick or experienced any symptoms in the past two weeks. With Remmie's EMT otoscope, you can track any symptoms you think you might be having and send high-quality pictures of such symptoms to a doctor who is a tap away via our app. This allows you to worry less, knowing that a professional has looked at any visible symptoms you might have. It also means that you can feel more confident that you're not going to get anyone sick while exercising your right to vote.
While you're at the voting site
Now I'm sure that you have heard some of the stories of multiple hour-long wait lines some people have to endure during early voting, so no matter where you are, try to get there as early as possible. You want to make sure that you're still taking all the precautions that you would at any other public place, such as staying 6FT apart, washing/sanitizing your hands after touching surfaces, and covering any sneezes or coughs. Hopefully, the polling stations should have extra hand sanitizer in case you forget. As long as you follow these simple steps and prepare for potentially long wait times, your voting experience should be as safe and smooth as possible. Even though this year's been a crazy one, make sure you still go out there and cast your vote.
Editor: Matthew Hobbs