LA County Sees A Surge Of Young People Stepping Up To Be Poll Workers, But Some Volunteers Are Left Disappointed
Close to 17,000 workers are needed to operate L.A. County vote centers for the general election, and the Registrar-Recorder’s office says it’s already nearing its recruitment goal.
The county focused on enlisting election workers at local colleges — and has already blown through its goal for applications, according to Supervisor Janice Hahn.
“We are making a much more concerted effort this year to recruit young people to be election workers, and it is paying off,” Hahn said.
But many would-be election volunteers say they’re still waiting to hear back about their applications. Some may have hit a technical roadbump when the county introduced a new online portal on Sept. 3.
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