Despite the challenges of the pandemic, Election Day 2020 went pretty smoothly in Littleton.
Only a tiny proportion of voters chose to use in-person voting centers on Nov. 3, said Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder Joan Lopez as she checked in on a voting center at Arapahoe Community College.
“The lines haven't been long, and the processes are working,” she said. “It's been steady, but not crazy. We got this.”
Most of the people using in-person voting centers were those who use devices like large-print readers or other accessibility technology, said Gerry Camilli, who was supervising the voting center at the Arapahoe County administration building on Prince Street.
“Everyone's wearing masks, we're sanitizing every voting booth between voters, right down to the ball-point pens,” Camilli said.
Ellie Greyson and Laurel Hamilton, students at Cherry Creek High School, spent the day helping out at the voting center, sanitizing voting booths and assisting voters.
“Neither of us can vote, but we're excited to get to be part of the process,” Greyson said. “American democracy is important and it's cool to see it up close.”
Husband and wife Kyle and Grace Handschin just registered to vote after moving to Colorado from Florida, and voted in person to make sure there weren't any snags with their registration.
“I'll be honest, voting this year feels heavy,” Grace said. “There's been a lot of pain and hardship this year. Now hopefully we can get on with life. It's a relief.”