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Election Day during pandemic: Voting machines to be cleaned after every voter

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Posted at 4:00 AM, Jun 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-02 06:52:24-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — They aren't on the ballot, but hand sanitizer, cleaning wipes , gloves and face masks will be a big part of Tuesday's election.

Polls open at 6 a.m. in Missouri and there will be nonstop work to keep polling places sanitary.

Poll workers will not only help people figure out their ballots and how to mark those ballots, they will be wiping down voting booths and anything else that needs cleaning.

Kansas City

The Kansas City Election Board will have just 28 voting locations because COVID-19 fears made it hard to recruit poll workers.

Voters at Kansas City Election Board polling locations will find an 8-feet barrier at each of the voter check-in tables, according to the KCEB website.

Election workers will wear masks, face shields and gloves.

Lysol spray and other cleaners will be used to sanitize equipment and other hard surfaces, according to the website.

To help with social distancing, school gyms, community centers and cafeterias will be used for voting.

The big question for Kansas City voters is whether to approve a sales tax increase to fund much-needed equipment upgrades for the Kansas City, Missouri, Fire Department.

You can find your polling location south of the river in Kansas City, Missouri, on the election board's website,

Jackson County

The Jackson County Election Board wants voters to know many polling locations have changed.

A letter was sent to to registered voters in eastern Jackson County which included the voter's polling place information, address and other information, according to the election board's website.

Poll workers will wear masks and gloves and have plenty of hand sanitizer for themselves and voters.

Voting booths and other surfaces will be cleaned after each voter.

Carson Ross faces three opponents as he seeks another term as Blue Springs mayor.

Lee's Summit voters will be asked to approve a $224 million bond issue to pay for renovations to several schools, build a new middle school and install safety and security improvements throughout the district.

Clay and Platte Counties

Clay and Platte County voters will find their polling places will get the same deep cleaning as those in other counties.

Face masks, gloves, hand sanitizer and cleaning wipes will be in constant use.

Voters in the North Kansas City School District will vote on a $155 million bond issue to pay for repairs across the district, including the decades-old North Kansas City High School.

Platte County election workers will be provided face masks and face shields.

There will be social distancing inside each of the polling locations.

There are elections for mayors and council members for a host of cities in Platte County.