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Ensuring Safe and Orderly Vote Counting

This memorandum explains how disruptions to vote-counting sites can occur on Election Day and what officials can do to keep election workers and communities safe.

Although election disturbances are more likely to occur at in-person polling places during active voting periods, officials must also prepare for possible disruptions after polls close by individuals seeking to undermine public confidence in legitimate electoral processes and prevent votes from being counted. This memo lays out how disruptions at vote-counting sites could occur and what steps officials can take now to keep election workers and communities safe.

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