POLL WORKERS NEEDED FOR APRIL 7, 2020, ELECTION
Douglas County Clerk Susan T. Sandvick and City of Superior Terri Kalan are calling on residents of Douglas County willing to serve as poll workers for the April 7 election to replace poll workers who are unable to serve due to age or health concerns from the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. A significant number of them are in their 60s and 70s, and many may have other health conditions.
“We need the people of Douglas County to step up and help out,” said Sandvick. “If you are a state, county or municipal employee, a teacher, a student or someone who is looking for temporary work, we need your help.”
In Wisconsin, election inspectors are appointed at the municipal level however, people can serve as election inspectors in other municipalities within their county Anyone who is interested in working should contact the Douglas County Clerk’s Office immediately at 715-395-1341 or the Superior City Clerk’s Office at 715-395-7200.
Municipal clerks will provide training for any new election inspectors before the election.
The Wisconsin Elections Commission and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services are working to provide local election officials with guidance for ways to conduct the election safely and securely.
Voter turnout at the polling place is expected to be much lower than normal, but workers are still needed to process a much higher number of absentee ballots than normal.