Nov 3, 2020 - Politics & Policy

CDC says people with coronavirus can vote in person

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a post Monday that people with coronavirus "have the right to vote, regardless of whether they are sick or in quarantine."

The state of play: Voters who are sick should "take steps to protect poll workers and other voters," like washing their hands before and after voting, wearing a mask, and keeping at a distance from others, the CDC wrote.

  • "You should also let poll workers know that you are sick or in quarantine when you arrive at the polling location," the post states.

Worth noting: More than 97 million Americans have already voted, according to data compiled by the U.S. Elections Project, as the coronavirus has spurred a massive uptick in mail-in ballots and early voting.

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