In Washington, Mayor Muriel Bowser ordered a citywide curfew that starts at 7 p.m. and ends the following morning at 6 a.m. Polls are set to close one hour later.
In her announcement, Bowser made voting an exception to the curfew.
“The curfew imposed by the Mayor’s Order shall not apply to…Individuals who are voting and participating in election activities, including poll workers, volunteers and individuals exercising their right to vote,” the order read.
CNN has reached out to DC Board of Elections for comment.
Like Washington, Philadelphia’s board of elections has consolidated polling sites amid the pandemic, which could lead to long lines and voters being out past curfew.
“Polling locations are in the neighborhoods of voters, probably within 5-10 minutes by car, so 30 minutes to return home before the curfew begins is more than sufficient,” Kenney spokesman Mike Dunn said.
Nick Custodio, a spokesman for the Philadelphia board of elections, told CNN that any voters in line when the polls close will “still be allowed to vote” and that “elections personnel, including election board workers, are essential workers” amid the restriction.