By Dr. Reagan Anderson
There are many concerns about voting this year because of the pandemic. However, there are measures and best practices we can take to stay safer.
If you are voting in-person follow these 5 simple tips as well as monitor the health guidelines set forth by the CDC:
- Check vote.org to see if you can vote early and avoid some of the crowds. This will mitigate some risk.
- Understand the logistics of where you will be voting so you understand what you need to do to prepare (outside, inside, how you will be staged, etc.) Be prepared to wait for a long time. Bring proper clothing, sunscreen, food and water depending on your individual voting site.
- Wear a face mask, and when you are about to enter into the facility to vote, put on disposable gloves. After you are done voting, take off the gloves and use hand sanitizer. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water when you get home.
- Try not to engage in conversation with anyone, as we tend to get closer to people when we are talking than when we are just occupying the same space.
- Do not take any materials from the voting center—No stickers, no pamphlets, no food or drink that is served, nothing. Just vote and leave.
Dr. Reagan Anderson is the author of Universal Death Care: A Solution for Healthcare in the Age of Entitlement. Dr. Anderson was a combat doctor in Iraq, and has since run a successful medical clinic in the U.S. He wrote this book because he is tired of profit-driven policies that don’t support American’s health. For this reason, Anderson has dedicated his life to changing healthcare in America.