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With record-breaking turnout, 15 election workers have quit due to COVID-19 fears

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TOM:IF YOU WANT TO TAKE PART IN EARLY VOTING, TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO CAST YOUR BALLOT SALLY:THIS EARLY VOTING PERIOD FOR THE PRIMARY RUNOFF

IS THE FIRST TIME W'RE SEEING CHANGES DUE TO COVID-19 AT POLLING PLACESAS CANDY RODRIGUEZ SHOWS US

IT COULD BE A PREVIEW OF WHAT TO EXPECT THIS NOVEMBER CANDY:SOME WOULD THINK THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK WOULD DETER VOTERS BUT TRAVIS COUNTY CLERK DANA DEBEAUVOIR SAYS THA'S NOT THE CASE

THE COUNTY IS EXPERIENCING RECORD-BREAKING TURNOUTMORE THAN 66-THOUSAND PEOPLE VOTED IN-PERSON AND BY MAIL AS OF WEDNESDAY NIGHTAND DEBEAUVOIR EXPECTS AT LEAST 20,000 MORE DURING EARLY VOTINGDANA DEBEAUVOIR, TRAVIS COUNTY CLERK: I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THIS COUNTRY AND I THINK VOTERS JUST WANT TO VOTE SHE NOW BELIEVES WE COULD SEE UP TO A 20% VOTER TURNOUT FOR THIS PRIMARY RUNOFF ELECTION

WITH PEOPLE COMING OUT TO VOTE AMID THE PANDEMIC, WE WERE CURIOUS IF ANY POLL WORKERS OR ELECTION JUDGES HAVE HAD TO GET A COVID-19 TEST DEBEAUVOIR SAYS NO SHE SAYS THE'RE TAKING PRECAUTIONS AND BEING STRICT DANA DEBEAUVOIR, TRAVIS COUNTY CLERK: W'VE BEEN, I THINK LUCKY BUT ALSO WORKED REALLY HARD TO MAKE SURE THESE VOTING LOCATIONS ARE NOT GOING TO BE A SOURCE OF INFECTION BUT FOR ELECTION DAY NOT EVERYBODY IS SO SURE

DEBEAUVOIR SAYS 15 ELECTION DAY WORKERS HAVE QUIT INCLUDING TWO ELECTION JUDGES THEY WILL NOW HAVE TO REPLACE DANA DEBEAUVOIR, TRAVIS COUNTY CLERK: WE HAD SOME FOLKS CALL IN AND SAY, â â(tm)T THINK I CAN DO IT,â(tm) AND WEâ(tm)RE SYMPATHETICCANDY: ON ELECTION DAY, DEBEAUVOIR EXPECTS TO SEE AROUND THE SAME NUMBER OF VOTERS THEY SAW THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRETY OF EARLY VOTINGWE ALSO ASKED DEBEAUVOIR IF SHE PLANS TO ENCOURAGE POLL WORKERS AND ELECTION JUDGES TO GET TESTED

SHE SAYS SHE WILL LEAVE THAT UP TO THE CDC TO DECIDE AND RECOMMEND BACK TO YOU SALLY:EARLY VOTING ENDS TONIGHT AT 7REMEMBER IN TRAVIS COUNTY GROCERY STORES ARE NOT POLLING LOCATIONS

THERE ARE 20 EARLY VOTING POLLING LOCATIONS ACROSS THE COUNTY WE HAVE A FULL LIST ONLINEDEBEAUVOIR SAYS IF YOU REQUESTED A MAIL-IN BALLOT AND HAVE NOT RECEIVED IT OR GOT THE WRONG ONE THE BEST THING YOU CAN DO IS VISIT A POLLING LOCATION AND EXPLAIN YOUR ISSUE TO THE WORKERS ELECTION DAY IS TUESDAY TOM:IF YO'RE CAUGHT NOT

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