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Amusement Park Pro Helps a State Prepare for Long Election Lines

Sept. 3, 2020, 5:39 PM

Ohio election officials are turning to the pros at the self-proclaimed “roller coaster capital of the world” for tips on how to manage long lines of socially distanced voters this November.

Abundant visual cues, reassurances that the wait isn’t long, and ample distractions are essential to helping people put up with standing in queues for the Nov. 3 general election during Covid-19 safety precautions, Jason McClure, vice president and general manager of the Cedar Point amusement park said Thursday.

“If people don’t have info they assume the worst,” McClure said during a meeting convened by Ohio Secretary of ...