N.B. elections chief likens pandemic voting to grocery shopping

Article Link: https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/n-b-elections-chief-likens-pandemic-voting-to-grocery-shopping-1.5103680

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TORONTO — New Brunswick’s snap pandemic election Monday shouldn’t feel much different than visiting a grocery store, according to the province’s Chief Electoral Officer. “For voters, it’s going to be a lot like what they’ve gotten used to through the last six months when they go shopping, when they go to the grocery store,” Kimberly Poffenroth told CTV’s Your Morning on Monday. That means physical distancing, face coverings and sanitizing hands upon entering and exiting the poll station. But the election and the campaigns that preceded it have been unlike anything Canadians have experienced before. No rallies, less door-knocking, no baby-kissing political photo-ops.