Some Missouri counties are offering alternative ways to vote


OZARKS, Mo. — Since Taney County announced it will be doing drive-thru voting in June, KOLR10 reached to other county clerks to learn about what they’re doing.

Polk County Clerk Melinda Robertson confirmed with reporters the following:

  • There will be no drive-thru voting.
  • Voters can still vote absentee.
  • If you are worried about your health and safety, curbside voting can be an alternative. This isn’t a new guideline, it’s been around for a while.
  • Precautionary steps will be taken in full force at polling locations – sneeze guards, hand sanitizer, gloves, masks, and distance markers will be used.

Greene County Clerk Shane Schoeller says the county will still be doing traditional voting on June 2. Meaning it will be in person. But, he clarifies safety is his top priority:

  • One person will be around polling locations at all times to clean.
  • HOCL cleaning solution will be sprayed onto hard surfaces.
  • Sneeze shields will be used.
  • Plastic masks distributed to judges and gloves will be handed out to voters.
  • Social distancing markers will be enforced.

Laclede County Clerk Linda Cansler mapped out the following:

  • There will be no drive-thru voting.
  • Absentee voting is being offered – health reasons can be used as an excuse
  • Curbside voting is also an option and has been for a while. It’s handicap accessible.
  • Judges will be provided with hand sanitizer, masks and alcohol wipes to clean machines with.
  • There will be social distancing markers on the floor.
  • Asking people to keep common sense in mind and be careful.

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