Today we go to the polls. This massive undertaking and the planning of an event this size must have come with plenty of logistical challenges. And of course, we can’t forget the need to address safety concerns in the current pandemic.
To keep the electorate safe the following measures were put in place:
- 2hr time slots to cast your vote
- Priority time slot for the elderly
- Increase in the number of polling stations
- Use of the safe entry app
- http://voteq.gowhere.gov.sg application to check on queue situations at polling stations
- Use of face masks,disposable masks and sanitization areas
- Cleaners deployed to common touch-points every half an hour
You can also bring your own lucky pen!
There are some takeaways for event people to consider while planning live or hybrid events when restrictions are lifted. Planned or staggered attendance, temperature screening, social distancing demarcation, face masks, hand sanitization areas, additional manpower for cleaning and the use of technology will be essential at your next live event. Till then, stay safe and happy voting!