Safe Voting

VOTING SAFELY

Orange County is following the guidelines and procedures established by the State Board of Elections in conjunction with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to keep voters safe while voting during the upcoming election. These precautions include:

  • Masks available for voters who do not bring their own.
  • Single-use pens for voters to mark their ballots.
  • Single-use cotton swabs for voters using touchscreen voting machines.
  • Enforced social distancing for all election officials and voters, including markings or barriers to prevent voters in line from standing too close together.
  • Hand sanitizer for voters and election officials.
  • Masks, face shields, and gloves for election officials.
  • Protective barriers between poll workers and voters at check-in and ballot tables.
  • Special sanitation kits at each precinct to ensure poll worker protection and clean tables, voting booths and voting machines throughout the voting process.
  • Professional sanitization of each voting location before and after our use. 
  • Additional workers at each voting location to assist with sanitization, line control, and curbside. We will have a safety guide to clean behind every voter at all stations and voting booths.