When voters cast their ballots this August and November, it will look a little different in this era of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Now more than ever, election officials are challenged with preserving the integrity of every vote, and in Robertson County, the Election Commission will be taking every precaution to protect all voters and election workers.
Beginning with the Aug. 6, 2020 Election, all voting precincts along with the early voting location will incorporate social distancing, minimize personal contact and provide a clean, safe voting experience for the workers and voters.
Poll officials will be provided with protective gear and we encourage voters to wear a mask or whatever other protective items they feel comfortable with. It may appear there are longer voting lines, but really the voters in line are just socially distancing themselves.
We want to encourage the voters to take advantage of early voting in the Election Office located in the Robertson County Office Building, 513 South Brown St., Springfield this year. There are 20 days open for voting early, and casting your ballot early you will be avoiding long lines on Election Day.
There are several ways a registered voter may cast his or her ballot during an election, please call the Election Office for information or visit our website at robertsonelections.com.
Whichever way a voter chooses to vote, they can be assured their vote and their health will be protected.
Please contact the Robertson County Election Commission if you have any questions or concerns during this year’s upcoming elections; 615-384-5592/email: robertson.commission@tn,gov
Cathy Hamsley is the administrator of elections for Robertson County.