The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in its Nov. 1 update on its website, authorized people infected with the CCP Virus or that have symptoms to vote in person, respecting established rules for prevention.
To the surprise of many, the CDC published that it authorizes those infected with the virus to exercise their right to vote in person.
They ask those who do so to step up preventive measures in caring for others, including wearing a mask, maintaining proper distance, and practicing hand hygiene before and after voting. Those infected should also inform poll workers that they are sick or in quarantine upon arrival.
“Voters have the right to vote, regardless of whether they are sick or quarantined,” the agency posted on its website update.
The page also recommends that people with the virus minimize the amount of time they spend at the polls. They might, for example, fill out registration forms ahead of time or bring in completed ballots.
“The more prepared you are, the less time you will have to spend at the polls,” wrote the CDC.
Recommendations were also detailed for those conducting election business, particularly when they are notified that an infected person will be entering. They should be provided with personal protective equipment, including respiratory protection, face masks, gowns, and gloves, and trained in their proper use.
The CDC’s website recommends that infected or symptomatic people use alternative means of voting not to put others at risk by preferring to vote by mail, but it does not prohibit voting in person.
Reality shows that postal voting generates a lot of distrust in many voters because of the bad experiences in the primary elections where thousands of ballots did not arrive at their destinations.
Besides, many complaints are currently accusing employees of discarding entire boxes of ballots. The colossal amount of extra mail has led to the collapse of this voting methodology, so encouraged by the Democrats.
According to an August New York Post article, the New York Election Board reported that more than 84,000 ballots (25 percent of the total) mailed in the city’s primary elections were annulled, which means that 84,000 people had their right to vote denied.