Even During a Pandemic The Campaign Trail Continues

What We Know About Election Procedure During The Big Rona

Even During a Pandemic The Campaign Trail Continues

With a lot of the country shut down at the moment, it is hard to think about anything other than the big Rona and how to resolve the situation. With all of this going on, there is still an election cycle in full swing. 

With campaign advertisements at their height of being as annoying as they physically could be, you may be asking, what is going on with the elections because that is definitely important. This election is kind of important I guess with the President, U.S. Representative, Pennsylvania Attorney General, Pennsylvania Auditor General, Pennsylvania Treasurer, Pennsylvania Representative, and in my district State Senator but I’m not sure if that is true for everyone in the school district. 

Since these elections are important I figured I’d try and give some information on the procedures that are being put into place for the primaries on June second. So when it comes to in-person voting, for the most part, it is pretty much normal to an extent. Obviously there will be measures taken to ensure the safety of the voters but also the poll workers who are at major risk with being in contact with a lot of voters. I couldn’t find the exact procedure when it comes to what will go on at the polling place, but I assume each polling station will be sanitized after each use and they will probably have a limit on how many people will be allowed inside at once. 

According to Senate Bill 442, which was signed by Governor Wolf on March 27th, lays out some information. It is allowing for counties to consolidate polling places due to a lack of poll workers without court approval. Also, mail-in ballots are encouraged which I’m not a huge fan of, but in these circumstances, I guess this is the world we have to live in. 

Even during these uncertain and unprecedented times democracy is still the backbone of this nation. So if you can, please, please, please vote.  


Here is the link to register to vote. Although the deadline has passed for the primaries on June 2nd the application will be processed for the General Election in November.