• poll worker Jul 19

    As Pandemic Surges, Election Officials Seek Poll Workers

    State and local election officials across the country are trying to recruit younger workers to staff polling places on Election Day in November

  • Boston Nov 7, 2018

    Boston Polling Location Reopens After Hazmat Response

    A polling location in Boston has been reopened after a poll worker found an envelope with an unknown powder inside, sparking a hazmat response Tuesday afternoon. Boston Fire officials say they were notified of the incident at 735 Shawmut Ave., a polling location in the city’s Roxbury neighborhood, just after 4:30 p.m. A hazmat team on the scene tested the...

  • Executive director Nov 6, 2018

    Oops, We Forgot to Plug In the Voting Machine

    Polls have barely opened on the East Coast, and voting machines — and people — are already causing a few foul-ups. Experts say that the errors are normal, and that none that have emerged so far should prevent voters from casting a ballot. “There are literally hundreds of thousands of voting machines being set up, mostly by volunteer poll workers,...

  • lawyer Mar 19, 2018

    High Court Asked to Iron Out Polling Place Clothing Dispute

    A “Make America Great Again” hat. A tea party T-shirt. A MoveOn.org button. Wear any one of those items to vote in Minnesota, and a poll worker will probably ask you to remove it or cover it up. Like a number of states, Minnesota bars voters from wearing political items to the polls to reduce the potential for confrontations or...

  • lawyer Nov 9, 2016

    Lines Wrap Around Polling Places in Historic U.S. Election

    Lines formed early across the country Tuesday as voters turned out in force. Hillary Clinton greeted supporters outside her polling place in Chappaqua, New York. “So many people are counting on the outcome of this election, what it means for our country, and I’ll do the very best I can if I am fortunate enough to win today,” Clinton...

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