Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft delivered election supplies to County Clerk Sue Wolk and her staff last Wednesday ahead of the June 2 Municipal Election.
The supplies were primarily aimed at providing safety for poll workers and voters during this year’s COVID-19 pandemic.
Ashcroft was crisscrossing the state last week, delivering supplies to Missouri counties.
He brought protective face masks, plexiglass shields for workers, and both regular hand sanitizer and an alcohol antiseptic 80 percent topical solution made by Holladay Distilling. Ashcroft said the company refused to take any payment for the solution.
He also brought posters reminding voters to observe social distancing and floor markings to show people where to stand in order to stay six feet apart.
“If you think of something else, please let us know,” Ashcroft told Wolk. “This is your county, you guys run it. But, we’ll be here to help you.”
Ashcroft expressed confidence that it will be safe for Missourians to vote in 2020.
“I feel very confident that these elections will go well,” he said. “As I’ve traveled this state — I think this is my eighth day — I feel more confident every time I meet with the local election authority and see everything they’re doing to make sure the election runs smoothly, that the election is secure and that people will be able to vote in a healthy manner.”
See complete story in the May 27 edition of the Herald.