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URGENT NEED: Younger Iowans to keep our election running


Facing an upcoming election in a season of coronavirus concerns, the Iowa Secretary of State’s Office is asking younger Iowans to step in for the state’s typically older poll workers.

“Most poll workers are in their 60s and 70s,” the Secretary of State’s website explains. “They have faithfully performed these duties year after year, election after election. Yet their vulnerability to COVID-19 puts them in a high-risk population. They are people we need to protect.”

So Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is encouraging anyone over the age of 17 who is a registered Iowa voter to step up to protect others and apply today:

Being a poll worker is a paid position, but applicants must complete training – and with the primary election on June 2, training begins soon, so sign up today:

Learn more and sign up here!