Opinion: Why you should be a poll worker this year


The challenges elections officials face in recruiting and retaining poll workers have only grown in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The EAC reports that the majority of poll workers in 2018 were 61 years old or older -- meaning that many of them may be at a higher risk of contracting and developing serious medical complications from the virus. While it's too early to know the average age of poll workers this year, elections officials across the country are already reporting issues in recruiting older traditional poll workers.

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