Mathews County Voter Registrar Carla Faulkner is gearing up for a strange election cycle—voting in the time of COVID—by making sure that she and everyone involved in voting during the upcoming dual party primary on June 23 can follow recommended guidelines for social distancing and enhanced cleanliness.
From the voter registration process to absentee voting to the actual day of the election, Faulkner has tried to think of everything possible to keep voters safe. A window in the registrar’s office that opens onto the grassy space on the back side of the county’s administration building on Brickbat Road has been designated as the place where potential voters may transact business ahead of the election.
Faulkner said people are welcome to walk up to the window and ring the bell that’s provided to summon either her or Assistant Registrar Robyn Beasley. They’ll be handed a clipboard with necessary paperwork, whether a new voter registration application or an absentee voter applicatio...
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