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State Registrars To Hand Out Wipes At Polls

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The H1N1 virus is prompting voter registrars across the state, including Charlottesville's, to add some protection on Election Day.

Charlottesville Voter Registrar Sheri Iachetta says they are going to try and help people avoid getting sick or passing the flu on to others by providing lots of hand sanitizer at the polling places. They will also give people wipes that they can use to clean the voting machines before they cast their ballots.

Iachetta says "It's kind of like going into a grocery store.  If you want to wipe down your cart before you take it, they'll be able to take the wipes and wipe down the buttons on the voting machine prior to going."

Iachetta says they have trained 156 election officials. That's more than needed because they need back ups in case some of the poll workers get sick and cannot work.

Reported by Henry Graff
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