Ozark prepping for municipal election safety

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OZARK, Ala. (WDHN) — With municipal elections Tuesday, the city of Ozark is preparing for the elections at the Ozark Civic Center.

While the mayors have been campaigning hard, the city has been hard at work as well preparing poll workers.

“They’ve been trained, and they understand the precautions they need to take as far as sanitizing the tables after everybody leaves and what they need to do,” Ozark City Clerk Denise Strickland said. “As far as the pens, after they’re used and where they need to be put so they can be re-sanitized.”

The leisure services department has disinfected everything at the civic center and has set everything up for voters.

Items like sanitizer stations and Clorox wipes were placed around the room along with other items to keep people safe.

“They’ve got a table when you come in; they’ve got that ready,” Strickland said. “Masks will be available if you don’t have one. Sanitizer and Clorox wipes there. As you leave, there will be a hand sanitizer station. As people leave and come and go, they’ll be re-sanitizing each chair and station where people are voting.”

The voting tables have dividers on them and the floors have been marked to keep people six feet apart. They will not be enforcing masks or having temperature checks, but Strickland recommends people to wear them.

She encourages everyone to come out and vote.

“7 a.m. To 7 p.m. At the Ozark Civic Center, that’s the only polling place that we have,” Strickland said. “So come out do your part and vote.”

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