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Poll workers needed around the state

Sep 20, 2023 12:11 am

Brianne Roesser reports in New York State of Politics that counties throughout New York state are looking for election workers. Jeremy Zellner, the Democratic elections commissioner in Erie County, said, “They’re critical. We simply can’t run our elections without good poll inspectors.... They are actually the people who are at the table signing people in. They’re the people giving you your ballot. And you know there’s thousands of them that work that one day who keep the election going every year.” Currently, elections in New York are held on multiple days. Brian Abram, the Republican elections commissioner in Chautauqua County, said usually about 400 people help with elections there, but they only have around 330 right now. Abram said, “It just seems like right now we’re all in the same boat of trying to find, you know, individuals that are willing to be part of what we’re all about.” Anyone interested in getting paid to work the polls can contact their county’s board of elections. Read more about this story in New York State of Politics.