Registrar Discusses Safety at the Polls

By: Dave Byknish Email
By: Dave Byknish Email

WAYNESBORO, Va -- Lisa Wooten, the Waynesboro Registrar, said turn-out is expected to be very high at the polling places on Tuesday.

Impatient voters are more likely to get angry when they are behind an unprepared fellow voter. That is why workers at the polls have undergone training to deal with all the commotion and the biggest thing they learned was how to accommodate voters to allow them to get in and get out fast.

The main thing that could hold people up is arriving without proper identification.

It is also important to be on your guard as you enter the polling station.

“Be mindful of the polling place,” said Wooten. “If things don't look the norm, then there may be something up. More than likely, everything is going to check out correctly. We use the same election officials. We have some new ones this year but, for the most part, we have our same workers.”

Electoral board officials will be traveling around to all the stations throughout the day to make sure campaigners outside are respecting democracy.

In case anything does go wrong, the police are just a phone call away.


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