Voting in person? Here’s what to expect if you’re headed to the polls during a pandemic

Voting in person? Here’s what to expect if you’re headed to the polls during a pandemic

ORLANDO, Fla. — Election Day is less than one week away and, already, the number of early votes cast has surpassed those in the 2016 election.

Many people are voting by mail, but voters are still able to vote in person whether they choose to vote early or head to the polls on Nov. 3.

Voting in person is very similar to how it was prior to the pandemic, but there are some differences.

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Some of the major differences include social distancing and wearing masks inside polling locations.

Once voters arrive at their polling locations, they will have to stand 6 feet away from other voters. Usually, the polling location will have markings available for voters to stand on.

A limited number of people will be allowed inside at a time, depending on the size of the polling location.

Some counties will require voters to wear a mask while they cast their ballot. In Central Florida, Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties have mask mandates in place.

Early voting in Florida ends Nov. 1.