REDDING, Calif. – California is just hours away from opening the polls. But the pandemic is changing what the voting polls will look like.
People planning to head down to the Shasta County Office of Elections can expect to see some changes.
Voting booths are set up outside and spaced apart. The voting tabulators will also be outdoors. The Shasta County Office of Elections tells Action News Now, this set up allows people to vote safely during the pandemic.
“In order to keep folks safe while they casting their ballots, we're actually voting outside today and tomorrow,” said Cathy Darling Allen the Shasta County Clerk and Registrar of Voters.
“With the lines and the high interest in this election, we want to keep folks socially distance and allow lots of fresh air.”
The Shasta County Office of Elections is partnering with the Shasta Arts Council to livestream all the election activities.