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Adams releases numbers on new volunteers

By Miranda Combs

Frankfort, KY - - Secretary of State Michael Adams announced that his office has recruited over 5,000 poll workers through Volunteers in local counties who have signed up through
  • Adair: 5
  • Casey: 6
  • Cumberland: 2
  • Green: 4
  • Metcalfe: 1
  • Russell: 19
  • Taylor: 14
Locally, Russell County had the biggest volunteer response through the web portal. "We cannot open the polls without poll workers, and I am grateful to the Kentuckians who have stepped up. In Fayette County, for example, a whopping 642 individuals have volunteered to serve through our website alone." Adams added, "In several counties, though, we still need people to answer the call of democracy."

In early August, Adams announced the opening of an online portal for volunteers to sign up to work the polls during the general election.

Statutorily, poll worker recruitment is the responsibility of the county clerks and local parties; however, in light of the critical shortage, the Secretary of State's Office decided to assist.

This story was posted on 2020-10-06 06:22:07
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