Kansas to recruit teens as poll workers in response to virus
May 3, 2020
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...