She had an appointment with the polls in the presidential elections last Tuesday, but she also knew, from a few days before, that she was infected with coronavirus. He put the two obligations on a balance: that of attending to supervise the voting and the scrutiny and that of keeping quarantine, but he chose the first. Soon after, he died.
The woman, whose name or age has not been revealed, had received the positive results of a coronavirus test on October 30. He had to isolate himself for two weeks, but on November 3 he appeared at an electoral college in the county of St. Charles, in the State of Montana. That day, in addition to his nine co-workers, 1,858 voters passed by. The authorities have not revealed the moment or the last cause of the death of the deceased, reports The Washington Post.
Some residents of the county who went to vote at the same electoral college have shown their anger and concern at feeling exposed to contagion, reports the US newspaper, citing a local newspaper. Although coronavirus sufferers kept their right to vote intact despite their condition, sick poll workers were urged to stay home in a manual of recommendations.
The county Department of Public Health has reported that they have contacted all the workers who served in the same polling station and that they have asked the relatives of the deceased about the places they visited in the last days of her life .
It’s a statement, reassures the voters who deposited their ballots in the place, because, understands the department, the work of the electoral supervisor “does not normally entail being in close contact with the voters, or handling iPads, distributing pens or checking identification cards.” It also notes that all workers were required to wear protective masks or screens throughout the day, and that plastic partitions were installed between voters and technicians. However, the director of the county Board of Elections has pointed out that, normally, citizens who find a problem with their identification when voting usually go to the electoral supervisor.