LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — An exception is being made to California’s statewide mask mandate so every voter who wants to cast a ballot will be able to do so.
Registered voters who show up at the polls on Election Day without a mask will still be allowed to vote, according to the state’s election guidelines. State officials also hope to avoid any confrontations at polling locations.
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The guidelines added that extra physical social distancing may be needed to increase safety measures at the polls.
California’s mask mandate requires that all residents wear a face covering when outside the home and a distance of six feet cannot be maintained from other people.