Officials urge taking safety precautions when going out to vote on Election Day

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) – With Election Day coming up this Tuesday, large crowds are expected while people come out to vote in the local and state races.

Officials want to urge people to come out to vote if they haven’t already taken advantage of early or absentee voting, but they also want to remind people to stay safe.

Mercer County Commissioner Greg Puckett says that it’s critical people take precautions to protect themselves.

“We encourage everybody to constantly think about what you need to do to protect yourself, but not just yourself but protecting others. We encourage hand sanitizer before and after you come to the polls. We encourage wearing a mask and just giving that social distance when waiting in line to get to actually vote,” Puckett said.

Masks will be provided at many precincts, but it’s heavily encouraged that you bring your own as supplies are limited.