Safety a top priority as voters head to polls for early voting

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MCALLEN, Texas (KVEO) — June 29 is the first day you can early vote in the July Runoff Elections. In Hidalgo County there are 28 polling locations which will be open Monday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

On Friday, Hidalgo County Elections officials sent out some safety measures for residents to know before heading to and while at the polls.

“Together we can make voting safe and healthy by adhering to the safety protocols we have put in place,” said Elections Administrator Yvonne Ramón.

The Elections Department encourages voters to follow four safety prevention measures before heading to and while they are at the poll locations. They include:

  • Self – screening for COVID-19 symptoms, such as fever, cough,
    shortness of breath, muscle pain and etc.
  • Wearing facial coverings
  • Following safe and clean voting procedures by disinfecting and
    washing hands
  • Practicing social distancing

“Throughout the entire voting process our poll workers will be implementing consistent disinfecting procedures and guiding voters to do the same while casting their ballot, said implementing
consistent disinfecting procedures and guiding voters to do the same while casting their ballot,” said Ramón.

In Cameron County, election officials are also taking similar steps, including some changes with the check-in procedures to keep both poll workers and voters safe.

Early voting will run through July 10, with Election Day on July 14. Polling locations in both Cameron and Hidalgo Counties will close this Friday and Saturday for the 4th of July holiday.

In Hidalgo, polls will open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., while in Cameron they will open from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m.

For a full list of dates, times and polling locations in Hidalgo County click here, for Cameron County click here.

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