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At-risk election workers preparing to continue employment amid pandemic

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Arizona’s Secretary of State Office confirmed most of the state’s poll workers are in their 60s and 70s./USA TODAY

By Ali Vetnar | KTAR

Election officials across the country are facing staffing crises long in the making that have been accelerated by the coronavirus pandemic.

In-person ballot casting is now on the vulnerable shoulders of dedicated, elderly election workers who are at high risk of illness or death if they contract COVID-19.

Arizona’s Secretary of State Office confirmed most of the state’s poll workers are in their 60s and 70s.

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