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Davidson County Election Commission Offers Safe Process For COVID-Positive Voters

10/28/2020
Jeff Roberts, jeff.roberts@nashville.gov, 615-478-1735

The Davidson County Election Commission has developed a safe process for voters who test positive for COVID-19 and want to cast a ballot in the November 3 election. Step one is for the voter to call the COVID-19 Hotline at 615-862-7777, putting in motion voting outside the Election Commission office on Election Day.

“Now that the October 27 deadline for requesting an Absentee Ballot has passed, voters testing positive from today forward need a safe way to exercise their right to vote,” said Administrator of Elections Jeff Roberts. “Knowing they must remain isolated from other voters and the general public, we will offer them the option of voting from their car at our Main Office.”

“After contacting the COVID Hotline, which is open 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily, callers will be informed that proof of a positive test result dated after October 27 will be required,” explained Roberts. “Election Commission staff will follow up with the voter to explain what to expect on Election Day, confirm their address, and schedule a window of time for them to park and vote outside our office, located at 1417 Murfreesboro Pike. This way, we can have necessary paperwork prepared and solve any problems ahead of time, expediting the process, both for public safety and the safety of our staff.”

Voters who test positive for COVID-19 from today through Election Day can take advantage of this unique opportunity to schedule a safe voting experience from 4:30 p.m. October 28 – 4:30 p.m. November 3.

COVID-19 Hotline: 615-862-7777.