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Elections Office making sure voting locations are 'comfortable'

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With early voting for primary runoff elections set to begin at the end of June, elections are going to look different. 

Dorothy Kennedy, Lubbock County's Elections Administrator, said all of the locations will be open during early voting and on election days. 

Governor Abbott extended early voting, giving voters more time to get to the polls safely. Kennedy says workers are making sure each of their locations are comfortable and will be taking extra precautions. 

"Our plan is to hand them a pencil, let them use an eraser and use that as a marker and stylist," Kennedy said.

If the Secretary of State allows, the other side of the pencil will be used for voter signatures. Each screen will also be cleaned after each use. Kennedy says workers are ready. 

"They're ready to come back. We haven't had a lot of people tell us no. It's exciting and they are ready to get back to normal life as well," Kennedy said.

Elections have gotten off-course. Since they aren't back-to-back like a usual even year, Kennedy says that's a concern when it comes to voter turnout. 

"It'll be really important for the candidates to get out and remind their voters that there is an election coming up," she said.

More changes could be made even closer to June 29 for early voting for primary runoff elections and Kennedy says her office is more than prepared.

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