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Voters social distancing at the polls

Despite the pandemic, people are still heading to the polls to vote in the primary runoff election.

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — Despite the pandemic, people are still heading to the polls to vote in the primary runoff election.

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People who voted on Tuesday had to use hand sanitizer as they walked into the buildings, abide by six foot markings on the floor, and were asked to wear face masks.

Polling places were also giving out face masks to people who needed one.

The Madison County Absentee Office saw a huge spike in absentee ballots for this election, but with social distancing measures in place, many people felt comfortable voting at their polling place.

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Huntsville Voter Charles McGarvey said, "It was different because of how everything else in the world is different, but it was very well put together. They had the hand sanitizer there. All the volunteers were very knowledgeable about what they were doing. We got in, we got out."

Although face masks are recommended, they are not required to vote.

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