Dallas County Primary Run Off Election Numbers Look Promising Amid COVID-19

DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF)- Early voting for the primary runoff election is underway in Texas.

Toni Pippins-Poole with the Dallas County Elections Office said they’ve had good voter turnout so far, with over 9,000 people in two days. In comparison to this time in 2018, over 2,000 more people have voted. “This looks promising given the circumstances, the fact that it is a primary runoff election and because of the fears people have with COVID-19,” she said.

Pippins-Poole said they have several health and safety protocols in place to make sure everyone can exercise their right to vote.

She said everyone is required to wear masks and stations are heavily sanitized. Also, each station is separated with protected shields to keep voters separate from other voters and polling workers.

Pippins-Poole said Dallas County is even offering curbside voting for those who can’t or don’t feel comfortable going inside. “Anyone that has any kind of fever or symptoms of COVID-19, we are asking them to stay in their car and we will bring the voting device to your car,” she said.

Governor Greg Abbott extended the early voting period to July 14th, to allow more time for people to vote with less people at polling locations.

Pippins-Poole is urging everyone to take advantage of this. Election Day is July 14th.

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