The Virginia Republican Party said Tuesday that some voters are incorrectly being told at some polling locations in the state that a mask must be worn – as residents cast ballots on a slate of contests including the state's high-profile governor's race.
"There have been several reports from voters who say they were told by poll workers that they are required to wear a mask in order to vote," read a tweet from the Virginia GOP account. "To be clear, if someone is not wearing a face covering they may NOT be turned away or refused their right to vote."
Another tweet on the account reads: "Masks are NOT required to vote. There is no mask mandate in Virginia."
A senior editor at the Washington Free Beacon said that he was told to wear a mask to vote in Virginia.