Poll workers serve an important role in the voting process and this year, COVID-19 has changed some of the ways things are done.
San Luis Obispo County Voting Service Center Coordinator Marilyn Blake says technology is playing a big role for her team during this election.
San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder Tommy Gong says there is more equipment this election to allow for additional resources like outdoor drop-off locations and more space inside.
As a result, instead of having the usual one day, two-hour training session, election workers trained for multiple days last month, learning about the check-in process, equipment, and sanitary procedures.
Gong also says they have added sneeze guards where voters are in contact with poll workers and have added six-foot distance markers on the ground to protect both poll workers and voters alike.
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