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Madison to have barriers at all 66 polling locations

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MADISON (WKOW) -- The City of Madison plans on having barriers up at all 66 polling locations in time for Election Day.

According to the City of Madison Engineering Division, each polling location will have two barriers, built from Plexiglas, PVC (polyvinyl chloride) pipe and plywood. 

The City of Madison Engineering Division

One 8-foot by 2.5-foot barrier will be set up for two poll workers to sit behind and check IDs, and one 4-foot by 2.5-foot for one poll worker to sit behind and gather the ballot.

The Engineering Division started designing the barriers on March 30 and built a prototype the next day. Materials were also ordered overnight on March 31 to begin building the barriers by April 1.

The Engineering Division hopes to build and install 132 barriers by the April 7 election.

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