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PHOTOS: Mass. Voters Hit The Polls – With Sanitizer And Masks – In Unprecedented Primary

Voting looks a little different this year, as Massachusetts voters and poll workers don masks and face shields to ensure ballots in the state's primary election are cast safely.

Some of the most recognizable symbols of election day, like 'I Voted' stickers and red, white and blue striped voting booths, are present across the commonwealth Tuesday morning — alongside hand sanitizer and signs encouraging voters to keep physical distance from others.

WBUR photographers Robin Lubbock and Jesse Costa are capturing the unusual primaries:

Voters lined up early on primary election day morning at the polling station on Linnaean St. in Cambridge. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Voters lined up early on primary election day morning at the polling station on Linnaean St. in Cambridge. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
A voter picks up an “I Voted” sticker at Ward 1 in East Boston High School on election day. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A voter picks up an “I Voted” sticker at Ward 1 in East Boston High School on election day. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A woman collects her ballot at the polling station on Linnaean St. in Cambridge. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
A woman collects her ballot at the polling station on Linnaean St. in Cambridge. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Voting booths fill up early at the polling station on Linnaean St. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Voting booths fill up early at the polling station on Linnaean St. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
A voter checks in to receive his ballot at the Ward 1 polling station at East Boston High School as election day begins. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A voter checks in to receive his ballot at the Ward 1 polling station at East Boston High School as election day begins. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A voter uses hand sanitizer before accepting his ballot at Ward 1 in East Boston High School. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A voter uses hand sanitizer before accepting his ballot at Ward 1 in East Boston High School. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Voters check in to receive their ballots at Brookline High School on election day. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Voters check in to receive their ballots at Brookline High School on election day. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Two-year-old Milo Grady gets a voting sticker from her mother after she cast her ballot to vote at Ward 1 in East Boston High School. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Two-year-old Milo Grady gets a voting sticker from her mother after she cast her ballot to vote at Ward 1 in East Boston High School. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Election workers at the Florida Ruffin Ridley School in Brookline sort through and enter early voting ballots for precinct 3 into a ballot machine. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Election workers at the Florida Ruffin Ridley School in Brookline sort through and enter early voting ballots for precinct 3 into a ballot machine. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A poll worker disinfects pens used by voters to mark their ballots at Brookline High School. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A poll worker disinfects pens used by voters to mark their ballots at Brookline High School. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Election workers at the Brookline High School enter early voting ballots for precinct 6 into a ballot machine. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Election workers at the Brookline High School enter early voting ballots for precinct 6 into a ballot machine. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

This article was originally published on September 01, 2020.

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