Coronavirus creates election worker shortage in Wichita area
July 15, 2020
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The top election official in the Wichita area is begging people to volunteer to work the polls because many of the retirees who normally fill the jobs have decided to skip this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Sedgwick County Election Commissioner Tabitha Lehman said the office still needs about 170 more poll workers with less than a month to go before the primary, The Wichita Eagle reports.
She has Lymphoma and said many have asked how they can help as she undergoes treatment.
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