“Hopefully they all Early Voted,” says Toni Kennedy, Election Judge
by Melanie Jongsma
LANSING, Ill. (March 17, 2020) – Election Judges at polling places throughout Lansing have had plenty of opportunity to wipe down equipment, spray sanitizer, and socialize in between helping voters. By 12:30pm on Election Day, voter turnout was below three dozen for Precinct 43, whose polling place is First Church PCA. Results were similar on the north side of Lansing, at Reavis Elementary School and, reportedly, across Illinois.
“Hopefully they all Early Voted,” said Lansing resident and Election Judge Toni Kennedy. Kennedy also recited the measures available to minimize transmission of any germs, particularly COVID-19, equipment is being wiped down after each use, Election Judges are wearing gloves, hand sanitizer is available, and people are welcome to bring their own stylus for use on the screens. Voters who prefer a paper ballot are required to use the special pen available at polling places, but those pens are being wiped down after each use as well.
The polls are open until 7:00pm Tuesday. Use the link below to find your polling place: