Safe elections: health recommendations for before, during and after voting

It is recommended that from 8.30 to 10.30 people over 60 and people with risk factors attend to vote.

The provincial government released the Protocol for Safe Elections with rFundamental recommendations that should be taken into account by voters and polling station authorities this Sunday during the open, simultaneous and compulsory primaries (STEP).

At first, The sanitary measures that must be respected at all times are the use of a chinstrap, a distance of two meters and hand hygiene.

THE RECOMMENDATIONS:

-Before going to the polling place, it is important to consult the register online and in advance (www.padron.gob.ar) to know where to vote.

-All people with negative Covid-19 and who have not had contact with a positive patient in the last 72 hours prior to voting can attend to vote.

People with positive Covid-19 and all those who are in close contact with a positive Covid-19 patient cannot attend the vote. To certify this situation, you must communicate to 08004440829 and report it, requesting the respective proof.

-It’s recommended that from 8.30 to 10.30 people over 60 and people with risk factors attend to vote, who will have priority. These people cannot be designated as table authorities within the framework of the contingency procedure due to absence.

The use of individual means of transport is advised such as a car, bicycle, among others.

If the use of public transport is essential, it is recommended: use a chinstrap at all times, sanitize hands before, during and after traveling, carry a personal hygiene kit (hand sanitizer, disposable tissues, etc.), respect the minimum recommended distance of 2 meters, leave a seat free between passengers and keep the windows open, and avoid crowds at the transport access points to be used.

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DURING THE VOTING

-The voters will show the members of the DNI table in such a way that said members do not have to touch the document. Trays may be available to place it.

-Once identified, voters may enter the voting precinct, where they must sanitize their hands before and after placing the vote in the envelope.

-It is recommended to take the decided vote from home in order to minimize the time spent in the polling place, as well as avoid touching any type of material.

-To close the vote, it is requested not to salivate the envelope, but to insert the flap inside.

-Then, go to the table to insert the envelope into the ballot box, avoiding touching it and leaving the premises.

-It is recommended to bring your own pen to sign the roll after voting.

-At no time are voters allowed to remove their chinstrap, except when the table requires them to do so in a timely manner to facilitate their identification.

AFTER VOTING

When returning home it is recommended:

-Remove the chinstrap from the elastic, avoiding touching the front and putting it to wash. In the event that it is disposable, it is suggested to dispose of it immediately.

-Carry out hand washing immediately upon entering and always before contact with surfaces.

SCRUTINY

-During the count, all authorities present must maintain the use of highly protective chinstraps.

-Always keep a safe distance.

-In the room where the count will take place, guarantee the allowed capacity of 2 meters per person.

-In the circuits for the delivery of electoral documentation: hand hygiene should always be carried out before and after handling the envelopes when collecting and delivering the minutes. The contact time between people should also be minimized, maintaining a distance of 2 meters.

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