Signs and Graphics at Work: Keeping Polling Places Safe in 2020OCTOBER 6, 2020| SpeedPro of SF Peninsula
With November 3rd just around the corner, you may be wondering about the safety of in-person voting and what your local government is doing to ensure the health of volunteers and voters alike.
First, expect to see health and safety related signage throughout polling places, communicating new rules and regulations, letting the public know what is being done to ensure everyone’s health. Signs, posters and other informational graphics are inexpensive, easy ways to communicate new safety protocol, what to expect once inside, or simply display a friendly reminder of how to correctly wash your hands.
When used correctly, custom signage can clearly and effectively communicate new procedures in place, dramatically reduce feelings of anxiety, and help make the in-person voting process a success.
Ideas for using custom signage to improve the in-person voting process
- Large banners and temporary environmental graphics can be used to indicate the location of a polling place and to welcome visitors inside.
- Directional signs placed strategically outside the entrance and throughout the surrounding area help guide people through the voting process with minimal effort. This is especially helpful for locations found inside classrooms or churches, places not otherwise set up for socially distanced, in-person voting.
- A-frame signs, especially when used with multiple inserts, make it easy to welcome your visitors and send them in the right direction. They are easy to move and even easier to swap out with a different graphic when you want to change your message on the fly.
- Custom floor decals help remind voters to maintain 6 feet of distance between themselves and others. Floor graphics are also a good opportunity to extend your company’s branding, creating a more immersive experience while reminding visitors to stay at least 6 feet apart from each other. Remember, your graphics don’t have to be boring- engage your visitors with fun facts or trivia questions to curb their boredom while waiting in line.
- Small, table top signs with messages like “This area is disinfected every 30 minutes” or “This area has been sanitized for you” are also great ways to minimize anxiety and
communicate that polling stations are doing everything they can to keep voters and volunteers safe and healthy.
2020 has not been an easy year. However, we are #InThisTogether and will get through it together. Help make this year’s election a success by remembering to practice social distancing and follow all posted guidelines at your local polling place.
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