November 2, 2020, The SunHerald, Mary Perez – Masks typically are prohibited at the polls, but not in 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic. This year, most voters are expected to wear a mask when they vote to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. Mississippi Secretary of State Michael Watson has posted a list of mask regulations and other rules for the Nov. 3 election on his website. One of those rules says that a poll manager, when evaluating voters’ photo IDs, can ask them to step back 6 feet and briefly lower their face covering. This is so the poll manager can identify the voter in accordance with Mississippi voter ID law, passed in 2014, the website says. Gov. Tate Reeves and State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs have encouraged Mississippi voters to wear a mask when they go to vote. View Story.