Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Voting during the last year has been very different due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Last year, it was uncertain if the spring primary would even go on as planned. However, Eau Claire City Clerk Carrie Riepl says her team came together to make sure the voting process would be as safe as possible.
She also says the number of people requesting absentee ballots skyrocketed, making it more hectic than a usual election cycle. She says now, it’s almost a normal routine.
Riepl said, “We put the practices in place for April, we refined them for august and we’ve just continued to improve our processes from site to site but it’s become a standard process where everybody knows what to do for our poll workers and most of our voters know.”
Riepl says there may be some things that stick around for the voting process even after the pandemic is over.