Election Day is tomorrow! If you have already voted, congratulations. We hope that you received your sticker and that you can take time today to #treatyourself. If you’re going to the polls, don’t forget that social distancing and proper mask usage (mouth AND nose securely covered) is a part of your civic duty. Before you head out, grab a fresh mask and make sure you wash your hands for at least twenty seconds with hot, soapy water. Be safe, be smart, and respect your peers!
Your voting time may be unpredictable, so make sure that you are adequately prepared. Obviously you’re going to grab your mask as you head out, but you should also consider bringing an extra bottle of hand sanitizer, a spare pen, and a water bottle. You can always look at the Center for Disease Control's website to decide how to select the best hand sanitizer to bring with you when you're out and about. Respect the poll workers (and your fellow voters) by following their directions and any signs posted. You can show your support to local businesses by stopping for a coffee or light snack en route to your polling place and consider making a reservation for a meal with a friend after you both finish voting. Some of your favorite local spots may even be offering a discount if you show off your voting sticker!
If you are planning to visit a restaurant before or after visiting your polling place, remember to keep your mask on at all times unless you are actively eating or drinking. It is important for us all to remember that being a 5-Star Diner helps create a safer dining experience for everyone who enters a restaurant. Reading the rules ahead of time, respecting reservation table time limits, keeping your distance. wearing your mask, and giving a little more where you can are five simple actions that show restaurant employees and your fellow diners that you respect them. Health and safety are ultimately a community responsibility - just like voting!
If you’re preparing for the polls and want to feel better informed about the local races, amendments, and measures that will be on your ballot, BallotReady provides a non-partisan resource for thoroughly researching every candidate and measure on your ballot. They are on a mission activate and empower an informed and engaged electorate. Cheers to that!
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