National Poll Workers Day Aims to Fill Shortage Ahead of November Election


Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, America is facing a critical shortage of poll workers.

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, America is facing a critical shortage of poll workers.

WASHINGTON, DC -- Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, America is facing a critical shortage of poll workers.

Even as many states expand access to vote-by-mail and absentee voting options, millions of Americans – especially voters with disabilities and those who lack reliable mail service – will continue to rely on in-person voting options to cast a ballot.

The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) announced the designation of September 1st, 2020 as National Poll Worker Recruitment Day to encourage more people to sign up to become election workers for the November election.

To find more information or sign up as a poll worker visit HelpAmericaVote.gov

EAC Chairman Ben Hovland speaks with 104.7 WONK FM's Jen Richer. Listen to the full interview here:

Ben Hovland