Election Day: Everyone is Welcome to Vote, except Corona – Daragh Ramage

The four-year gap is up for the next Local and Regional Election in Denmark, to decide who takes the office in the new year, and it is expected that a lot of people will be voting at polling stations – but how anti-Covid will it be?

Photographed is May Larsen, Worker at the Vejlby Risskov Hallen polling station. CREDIT // Daragh Ramage

By Daragh Ramage

The Danish Election will be held on Tuesday the 16th of November 2021. However, how safe is it to visit the polling station when there’s still the possibility of catching covid-19 as Denmark’s cases are on the rise.

Kommune Worker, May Larsen speaks about how they’ve made the polling station at Vejlby Risskov Hallen, in Aarhus, as safe as possible for people to come and vote, she says – ‘’It’s outside so there’s good social distancing, and hand sanitiser available.’’

Picture of at the Vejlby Risskov Hallen polling station desk. CREDIT // Daragh Ramage

Around 4.6 million election ballots were delivered to Danish citizens and foreigners the week before the election. Larsen comments on the matter:

“Hopefully introducing these extra safety measures will make people come and vote, whilst keeping the polling stations as ‘covid free’ as possible.’’ She spoke.

It is extremely important if you can vote to vote. All Danish citizens living in Denmark who are over the age of 18 can vote. And those who have resided in the ‘Kingdom of Denmark’ for over four years are eligible to vote in local and regional elections.

The corona-virus pandemic is still an on-going concern around the world today – This is an update on how Denmark is managing their elections, by enforcing these safety measures to ensure the well-being of their citizens – an influence to other countries. 

Daragh Ramage – Election Article/ Infographic Visual https://create.piktochart.com/output/56802645-election-article-daragh-ramage

Audience is aimed for those in from and visiting Denmark who can vote, whilst also informing other countries what Denmark is doing with regards to covid safety measures.

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Interviewee: May Larsen

Occupation: Kommune Worker

Day & Time: 16th Nov at 12:20pm

Details: +87 42 62 82

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