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    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — For Campaign 2020, Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to make it easier for unemployed New Yorkers to become poll workers. The governor signed an executive order that will let people who are collecting benefits sign up for temporary work at local or New York boards of elections. CAMPAIGN 2020: Tri-State Area Voter...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — It will take 40,000 or more poll workers to run the fall election in Pennsylvania, and while some counties are on track to have fully staffed polling places, with six weeks to go, officials aren’t sure whether there will be a repeat of the primary’s coronavirus-driven shortages. A law passed this...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — It will take 40,000 or more poll workers to run the fall election in Pennsylvania, and while some counties are on track to have fully staffed polling places, with six weeks to go, officials aren’t sure whether there will be a repeat of the primary’s coronavirus-driven shortages. A law passed this...
    By MARK SCOLFORO, Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — It will take 40,000 or more poll workers to run the fall election in Pennsylvania, and while some counties are on track to have fully staffed polling places, with six weeks to go, officials aren't sure whether there will be a repeat of the primary's coronavirus-driven...
    NEW YORK (AP) — One of the NFL’s two new stadium sites will serve as a voting center as the Los Angeles Chargers and Rams are making SoFi Stadium a venue for election support. The NFL also announced Tuesday on Voter Registration Day it is joining with two groups to recruit workers for polling places...
    Kathy Schneider worked as a Dallas County election clerk in 2018, but out of concern about the coronavirus, she’s choosing not to this year. “I am 64 and really not interested in exposing myself to coronavirus any more than I need to do,” Schneider said. Instead, she’s volunteering as a poll watcher for the Democratic...
    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont secretary of state’s office said it's working with the Vermont Bar Association to get lawyers and law students to volunteer as poll workers during the November election. Many of the people who traditionally volunteer as poll workers may not be able to do so in-person amid the coronavirus pandemic...
    PHOENIX (AP) — The national Mi Familia Vota organization has long been involved in voting rights issues and other matters of civic engagement, but this year it’s added a new initiative: Recruiting bilingual poll workers. The Phoenix-based group is joining advocacy organizations, nonprofits and even businesses across the U.S. in trying to persuade younger people...
    PHOENIX, Arizona – The national Mi Familia Vota organization has long been involved in voting rights issues and other matters of civic engagement, but this year it’s added a new initiative: Recruiting bilingual poll workers. The Phoenix-based group is joining advocacy organizations, nonprofits and even businesses across the U.S. in trying to persuade younger people...
    By ASTRID GALVAN, The Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — The national Mi Familia Vota organization has long been involved in voting rights issues and other matters of civic engagement, but this year it's added a new initiative: Recruiting bilingual poll workers. The Phoenix-based group is joining advocacy organizations, nonprofits and even businesses across the U.S....
    SANTA CLARA COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- There is no denying poll workers are essential to the election process. However, the on-going pandemic is proving to be quite the challenge as older volunteers are canceling plans to work because of COVID-19.ABC7 News learned in this year's general election, the recruitment of younger poll workers is paramount.There...
    Former President Obama encouraged his supporters Friday to get involved in the 2020 election by volunteering at their local polling locations.  "If you're looking for a way to get involved in this upcoming election, sign up to volunteer as a poll worker for early voting and Election Day," Obama tweeted. "You can help your community...
    Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is partnering with the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber Federation to recruit poll workers for elections in November. The Secretary is spearheading this partnership with the Georgia Chamber to ensure county election officials have the staff they need...
    Poll workers in a Missouri county were told to “act surprised” if a voter were to ask them about why they aren’t wearing face coverings, The Associated Press reported. The county’s director of elections said that the writer of the communique chose their words poorly and that the whole thing is a misunderstanding. St. Charles...
    By JIM SALTER, Associated Press O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Poll workers who signed up to work the November election in a county near St. Louis were urged in an email to “act surprised” if voters ask why they aren’t wearing masks given the coronavirus threat, but the elections director said Thursday that the message was...
    O’FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Poll workers who signed up to work the November election in a county near St. Louis were urged in an email to “act surprised” if voters ask why they aren’t wearing masks given the coronavirus threat, but the elections director said Thursday that the message was misinterpreted. The St. Charles County...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) – More poll workers are still needed in Pennsylvania for the upcoming November election. According to the state, there have been about 35,000 applications but they say it will need as many as 45,000. Those interested in working as a poll worker can apply on the Votes...
    When it comes to the election, you can do more than just exercise your right to vote.You can become a poll worker, and studies show the state is going to need them."Poll workers are definitely in demand this November, even more so than they are every election," said California Secretary of State Alex Padilla.To become...
    Kristi Serwin knows that Americans clamoring for social justice and decent treatment of working people can correct the nation’s course only with a fair, accessible election. But she’s also observed the nation’s dire shortages of poll workers result in long lines and force the closure of polling places around the country, depressing the voter turnout...
    By Eli Walsh | Bay City News Foundation Facebook is launching a poll worker recruitment drive in all 50 states this weekend to ensure that polling places during the November election can operate smoothly. All U.S. Facebook users over age 18 will receive a notification on Saturday prompting them to learn more about becoming a...
    Facebook is launching a recruitment drive for poll workers this weekend, putting messages into users’ News Feeds with links to poll worker registration sites in their state. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a post announcing the drive that it was part of the company’s larger voting information campaign, which has a goal of helping 4...
    MENLO PARK (CBS SF / CNN) — Facebook will give additional paid time off to employees who volunteer as poll workers during the election, company CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Friday. The extra vacation time comes as part of a wider push by the social media platform headquartered in Menlo Park to recruit poll workers, including...
    Any Facebook employee who wants to work an election poll will be given extra paid time off to do so, Axios reports. Facebook executives told Axios that all employees of the social media platform will be allowed to take additional paid time off to staff polls and attend any necessary training required to become a...
    (CNN Business)Facebook will give additional paid time off to employees who volunteer as poll workers during the election, company CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Friday. The extra vacation time comes as part of a wider push by the social media platform to recruit poll workers, including from among its user base. Zuckerberg said this weekend Facebook...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The November election is less than two months away — 53 days to be exact — and some are concerned the increase in pay for poll workers in Philadelphia is attracting elderly people who may be at risk for contracting COVID-19. The average age of poll workers in Philadelphia is 60. So...
    A New Hampshire woman walked into a polling station with a political T-shirt – but pulled it off in a flash of defiance and voted topless when officials told her campaign clothing was banned, according to local reports. The unidentified female entered an Exeter gymnasium with a shirt depicting President Trump and the late Sen. John McCain. Town moderator...
    Democrats on the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis on Wednesday detailed “serious” concerns around the ability of Florida, Georgia, Texas and Wisconsin to hold safe and secure elections during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a report published ahead of a hearing on ensuring free and fair elections, the subcommittee pointed to concerns around the lack...
    Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is partnering with the Cobb Association of REALTORS® to recruit poll workers for elections in November. The Secretary is spearheading this partnership with the Cobb Association of REALTORS® to ensure county elections officials have the staff they need on and...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Poll workers are training for the upcoming presidential election and the elections office is about to get a lot busier. “I’ve requested the ballot and I’m assuming I will mail it in,” said voter Karen Rice. She is just one of a record number of voters requesting a “vote by mail”...
    With so much attention on the controversy over mail-in ballots, a more pressing worry is to ensure a smooth running of polling sites, where some 60 million people are still expected to vote this election, The New York Times reported. State and local authorities nationwide are concentrating efforts on such major concerns as include hiring and...
    In a bipartisan effort, anxious state and local authorities across the country are clambering to reimagine and reinforce polling sites ahead of the 2020 presidential election and amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Around 60 million ballots -- or four in 10 votes -- are expected to be cast in person this November. According to the Elections Research Center at the...
    When the coronavirus pandemic hit, one of its many follow-on effects was predicted to be a shortage of people to work the polls for November’s election. But at least in D.C., that doesn’t look to be the case. “We’re really feeling pretty good,” Michael Bennett, chairman of D.C.’s Board of Elections, told WTOP. He said...
    As November approaches, much of the focus on the 2020 presidential election centers on making voting—and especially voting by mail—as accessible as possible. But voter access is still a bigger picture issue. Given that the nation continues to face the novel coronavirus pandemic without real guidance from our federal government, poll worker turnout in November is a...
    The call for poll workers across the region has been heard, and some election boards report big spikes in volunteers for the November election. In Montgomery County, Maryland, Jim Shalleck, the president of the county’s board of elections said they are doing well when it comes to overall staffing numbers. “We’ve gotten many, many requests...
    The call for poll workers across the region has been heard, and some election boards report big spikes in volunteers for the November election. In Montgomery County, Maryland, Jim Shalleck, the president of the county’s board of elections said they are doing well when it comes to overall staffing numbers. “We’ve gotten many, many requests...
    Old Navy will pay employees who take time off to vote and serve as poll workers on Election Day. The clothing retailer made the announcement Tuesday in a Facebook post saying it’s partnering with Power the Polls, an organization helping to recruit poll workers “in the midst of a nationwide poll worker shortage.” A Pew...
    Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, along with numerous partners, has recruited over 10,000 Georgians to help staff the polls in November. Georgia crossed this significant milestone the day after recognizing National Poll Worker Recruitment Day, when the Secretary joined Power The Polls...
    This story was originally published by City Bureau on September 2, 2020 CHICAGO — Last spring, amid the scramble to conduct the March primary election at a time of rising COVID-19 cases and uncertainty, the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners was forced to relocate 180 voting precincts, get an emergency court order to keep early...
    Old Navy has announced it will pay its employees to work at the polls in November's presidential election.  The company said on Tuesday it has partnered with Power the Polls, which describes itself as "a first-of-its-kind initiative to recruit poll workers to ensure a safe, fair election for all voters."  Old Navy said it will...
    Old Navy is offering to pay its employees to be poll workers for the November election. Employees who take up the offer will be paid for eight hours of work and would still "be eligible for compensation from their local jurisdiction," the San Francisco-based retailer announced on Tuesday. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, many...
    Old Navy announced that it would still pay its employees if they volunteered to work at polling places on Election Day instead of working in its stores. The Tuesday announcement, which was also on National Poll Worker Recruitment Day, applies to the brand’s 50,000 employees who work in approximately 1,000 stores across the United States....
    (CNN) — With Election Day on the horizon, many companies are giving their employees the day off to vote. But Old Navy is taking a different approach to get employees involved in the democratic process. The retailer announced on Tuesday that it will pay store employees for eight hours who serve as poll workers for...
    Old Navy is offering to pay its employees a full day’s rate to volunteer as poll workers on Election Day in November, the company announced Tuesday. It’s a move that comes amid alarming reports of a looming nationwide shortage of poll workers, who are typically elderly and retired people — a population that this...
    Old Navy is offering to pay its employees a full day’s rate to volunteer as poll workers on Election Day in November, the company announced Tuesday. It’s a move that comes amid alarming reports of a looming nationwide shortage of poll workers, who are typically elderly and retired people — a population that this year...