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Leon County Sees Rise in Poll Worker Applicants

A bunch of stickers are on a table. They read, "I voted."
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Leon County's Deputy Supervisor of Elections Chris Moore says in late June, about 20 - 30 poll workers applications were coming in every day.

In Leon County, there's an uptick in people applying to be poll workers. Deputy Supervisor of Elections Chris Moore says that's partly due to an order signed by the governor in June. It allows state employees to take more time off to work the polls. They can now work 16-hours instead of eight on election day.

"So that allows them to work the full day of the 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. election day, Moore says. "So they're able to use their administrative time for training as well as for election day."

Moore explains this change is helping increase the number of people signing up to be poll workers. He says in late June, his office received about 20 to 30 applications a day.