“From the front lines: A Wisconsin poll worker dreads the job”

Oped in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

I’m a Wisconsin poll worker. I’ve come to dread my job.

After four years of experience at my busy polling place, I was surprised to find myself dreading Wisconsin’s primary election. Sadly, running elections has grown more daunting with every new voting law passed by the state Legislature, especially the new photo ID requirement and voter registration rules. The April 5 high-turnout election put even more new guidelines in place — added in the two months since the Feb. 16 election. Not surprisingly, both voters and poll workers are confused. That makes my job much harder and far less rewarding.

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