Photo by Jeri Borst
The Polk County Election Commission gave voting machines a run through under the direction of Polk County Clerk Terri Harrison last week to ensure the machines are ready for the election. The machines are under safeguards to prevent tampering, and will be transported to the Old Armory Building on De Queen Street for Early Voting, which begins Oct. 19. The Early Voting location was changed from the County Annex Building on Pine Street to the larger De Queen Street Armory to accommodate for social distancing measures. Sanitation measures will be taken at poll locations as part of safety measures due to COVID-19, Harrison said.