PARIS TN: Secretary of state visits election office

Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett (right) visited the Henry County Election Commission office early Thursday morning to check out its COVID-19 safety measures and its high percentage of high school junior and senior student workers. DeLaina Green (center), county administrator of elections, explains how each person receives a pen donated by local businesses, an “I voted” sticker and a plastic glove to help prevent cross-contamination. The pens can be recycled and, after the primary elections, they’ll be disinfected for use in the general election in November. Also, all the election workers wear face shields, gowns and gloves, including Valorie Adams (left). Thursday’s election workers included two — Alayna Fuson and Callie Green — of the 32 student workers that DeLaina Green recruited through visits to Henry County High School. Hargett said this probably is the highest percentage of student workers in the state. Hargett and Green both were encouraging Henry Countians to take advantage of early voting, which ends Saturday, because social distancing will create more wait times during the state and federal primary and county general election next Thursday. The sample ballot for the Aug. 6 election was published Thursday in The Post-Intelligencer.

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why is mrs. green not wearing a mask in this picture. not a good message to send this day in time,

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