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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Precautionary Measures to Help Prevent the Spread of the Coronavirus Duriing the Runoff Election

City Takes Precautionary Measures to Help Prevent the Spread of the Coronavirus During the Runoff Election

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

GALLUP, NM (March 25, 2020) – In accordance with the Governor’s public health order, the City of Gallup and the Office of the City Clerk are making every effort to address the spread of novel Coronavirus (COVID‐19) during early voting and Election Day. It is very important to the City that citizens can safely exercise their right to vote. We will be taking the following precautions to prevent the transmission of the novel coronavirus (COVID‐19):

  • Antibacterial wipes and spray, as well as hand sanitizer and gloves will be at every Voting Convenience Center
  • Poll officials will ask all voters to sanitize their hands before and after voting
  • Poll officials will continuously wipe down and/or spray sanitize high traffic areas and surfaces, including pens, tabletops, voting booths, and signature pads.
  • Poll officials will also monitor the number of voters to ensure that no more than 5 individuals are allowed within the Voting Convenience Center at any given time. Poll officials will also remind voters to maintain a safe distance of at least 6 feet between each other.

The right to vote is of utmost importance to the City, and we are working to ensure the health of the public as well as continue to comply with the mandates set forth by the State of New Mexico regarding voting procedures for a run‐off election.

Early voting is available now at the City Clerk’s Office, Gallup

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