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Wood County needs poll workers

Updated: Jan 19, 2021

BG Falcon Media, Hannah Boyle:

As of Oct. 15, Ohio needed 6,914 more people to staff locations⁠ — in Wood County, the number is only 47. Due to this nationwide shortage, and specific needs in Ohio and Wood County, students need to step up and take on the responsibilities that the older generations previously held.

At BGSU, two students, myself and graduate student Charis Hoard, were selected in early September to act as WorkElections fellows in collaboration with Campus Vote Project and Power the Polls. We have been hard at work and have recruited some 110 poll workers as of Oct. 15.

Hoard said, “I feel like we’ve done a lot in such a short time, but there’s still more that can be done. Wood County is such a big county and we need as many poll workers as we possibly can to have more polling places open on Nov. 3.”

Read the full article here.


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