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Kansas to recruit teens as poll workers in response to virus


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Secretary of State Scott Schwab wants to recruit people as young as 16 to volunteer as poll workers in the November election because he is concerned about a second wave of coronavirus infections that could hit in the fall.

Schwab told The Topeka Capital-Journal that young people are generally less likely than older workers to become ill with COVID-19 and are more comfortable with technology needed to check voters.

While he expects the rate of confirmed new cases to drop-in time for the August primary, Schwab said he is concerned that a second wave of the virus...

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