(Cleveland, OH) - So far, over 27,000 Ohioans have signed up to serve on November 2nd as a poll worker.
Now with less than three weeks left until the election, able Ohioans are again being asked by Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose to undergo training and give a day for democracy.
The greatest need is in the most populous counties, with Franklin, Cuyahoga, and Hamilton County still needing thousands of poll workers to meet their goal, while 30 other counties remain in need of hundreds.
A review of all county data shows Ohio remains 17,393 poll workers short of the goal of recruiting 42,204 poll workers.
The targeted goal for each county is 125% of the minimum number of trained workers required for each county as determined by their county board of elections.
Also, in Ohio, 17-year-old high school seniors can also serve as poll workers.
The county-level details can be seen on Ohio’s Poll Worker Tracker, an recruiting and accountability tool which received national attention when it was unveiled last year.
With 20 days left until the election, only four of the 88 counties have met their recruitment goal for the November election.
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