Voters cast ballots through drive-thru in Williamsburg

Posted at 2:58 PM, Jun 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-23 16:14:24-04

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Voters are casting their ballots through a drive-thru at the fire station during Tuesday's Primary Election Day.

All you have to do is drive up. An election worker will hand you a ballot. Then, your ballot will be put into a scanner. All of it can be done without having to get out of the car. The workers are also keeping everything clean.

"The coronavirus was, of course, the cause," said Tom Mainor, the secretary of the electoral board.

Local elections in May were also held through a drive-thru at the fire station. "By and large it's gone extremely well and we've had a lot of city employees volunteer to be elections officers, which has helped tremendously," said Mainor.

City Manager Andrew Trivette is among the city employees working at the polls. "It's a fundamental part of our country's Democracy," said Trivette. "We wanted to make sure we could do it and still provide people with the safety to feel confident in coming out and casting their vote."

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