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Board of Elections recruiting poll workers for November

It’s National Poll Worker Recruitment Day, and the New York State Board of Elections is looking for people willing to help facilitate voting this November.

Posted: Sep 1, 2020 2:35 PM
Updated: Sep 1, 2020 3:59 PM

ALBANY, N.Y. – It’s National Poll Worker Recruitment Day, and the New York State Board of Elections is looking for people willing to help facilitate voting this November, after facing a critical shortage due to the pandemic.

BOE Co-Chair Peter Kosinski says more than half of all poll workers are older, putting them in the population more vulnerable to coronavirus.

“In New York State, 55 percent of all poll workers are over the age of 60, making them especially vulnerable to complications if they contract COVID-19,” he said. “This has resulted in a critical need for poll workers who are willing and able to assist with the administration of in-person during Early Voting and on Election Day.”

Poll workers are responsible for assisting voters, setting up and sanitizing voting equipment, signing voters in, enforcing social distancing and reporting election results, among other things.

Eligible poll workers must be over 17 and registered to vote in New York.

Workers will be paid for training and the election days they work.

For more information, click here.

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