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File #: 20-1822   
Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/2/2020 In control: County Commission
On agenda: 10/6/2020 Final action:
Title: MOTION TO DISCUSS Broward County sending a letter to the Broward County Supervisor of Elections outlining COVID-19 mitigation recommendations to protect voters, poll workers, and poll watchers, and ensure that voters are able to cast their ballots without endangering their health and safety or endangering the health and safety of others. (Vice-Mayor Geller)
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Letter to Supervisor of Elections Outlining COVID-19 Mitigation Measures
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Broward County Commission Regular Meeting                               

Director's Name:                     Steve Geller 

Department:                                           County Commission 

 

Information

Requested Action

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MOTION TO DISCUSS Broward County sending a letter to the Broward County Supervisor of Elections outlining COVID-19 mitigation recommendations to protect voters, poll workers, and poll watchers, and ensure that voters are able to cast their ballots without endangering their health and safety or endangering the health and safety of others. (Vice-Mayor Geller)

 

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Why Action is Necessary

Enables public discussion of the issue.

 

What Action Accomplishes

Allows for discussion of the issue.

 

Is this Action Goal Related

No

 

Previous Action Taken

 

 

Summary Explanation/Background

The November 3rd, 2020 General Election is an unprecedented one.  Due to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and concerns regarding health and safety, it is necessary to implement COVID-19 mitigation measures to protect voters and poll workers alike. 

 

The letter attached as Exhibit 1 outlines a series of proposed measures to ensure that every voter can cast a ballot in Broward County without endangering their health and safety and without endangering the health and safety of others, including fellow voters and poll workers.  

 

This item allows for a discussion of the mitigation measures outlined in the letter and the desirability of sending this letter to the Broward County Supervisor of Elections.

 

Source of Additional Information

Steven A. Geller, District 5 County Commissioner, 954-357-7005

 

Fiscal Impact

Fiscal Impact/Cost Summary

None.