Few People Want to Be Poll Workers. That’s a Problem.

State Library Ed. Note: Oregon is obviously vote-by-mail, but is there a shortage of individuals assisting local government election officials?

Poll workers can be the difference between a smooth election and long lines, mass confusion and miscounted ballots. But poll workers are older, less prepared and becoming scarcer.

Local election officials are dealing with a myriad of issues ahead of November’s contentious midterms, not least of which is securing systems from malicious actors. One lesser-known problem that continues to concern them is the national shortage of poll workers.

Source: Few People Want to Be Poll Workers. That’s a Problem.