Stories tagged: "poll workers"

Jesse Washnock-Schmid. Design by Denzel Boyd.
Arizona Millennial Volunteers to Work Polls to Protect the Elderly

Most poll workers in Arizona are retirees in their 60s and 70s who are at elevated risk for COVID-19, so younger volunteers are stepping up to help.

Poll worker Amirun Nessa, seated right, assists voters in Brooklyn, NY. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Longtime Poll Workers Share Why They’re Scared to Volunteer for 2020

Most poll workers are over the age of 60, but with the coronavirus pandemic showing no signs of slowing down, many long-time volunteers are questioning whether they can safely work this year.