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PHOTOS: Bemidji voters hit the polls

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A Ward 4 resident votes at Bemidji City Hall on Tuesday during the primary election. (Jillian Gandsey / Bemidji Pioneer)
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BEMIDJI -- Voters were greeted by hand sanitizer and bowls full of clean pens during an election year unlink any other.

Tuesday's primary comes amid the coronavirus pandemic, meaning many voters filled out absentee ballots. Polling locations were open, though, with precautions in place.

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A voter receives an “I Voted” sticker from Election Judge Cheryl Yarnott after placing his ballot in the machine on Tuesday at the Bemidji Boys and Girls Club. (Annalise Braught / Bemidji Pioneer)

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Hand sanitizer greeted Ward 4 residents at Bemidji City Hall during Tuesday’s primary election. (Jillian Gandsey / Bemidji Pioneer)

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Election judge Lona Bloomquist cleans a voting station at Bemidji City Hall on Tuesday during the primary election. Bloomquist said voters have been happy with the cleanliness at their polling location. (Jillian Gandsey / Bemidji Pioneer)

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The polls are open at the Bemidji Boys and Girls Club from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday. (Annalise Braught / Bemidji Pioneer)

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The polls are open in Bemidji from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday. (Annalise Braught / Bemidji Pioneer)

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Ward 1 resident Brittany Carlson votes on Tuesday at BSU’s American Indian Resource during the primary election. (Jillian Gandsey / Bemidji Pioneer)

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Voters were asked to flip a sign over to signal that the voting station needs to be cleaned after they fill out their ballot during Tuesday’s primary election. (Jillian Gandsey / Bemidji Pioneer)

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A container holding clean pens waited for voters at BSU’s American Indian Resource during the primary election on Tuesday. (Jillian Gandsey / Bemidji Pioneer)

Annalise is the editor and a photographer at the Bemidji Pioneer. She is a Mass Communication graduate from Bemidji State University. Her favorite pastime is exploring the great outdoors and capturing its natural beauty on camera. Contact Annalise at (218) 333-9796, (218) 358-1990 or abraught@bemidjipioneer.com.
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