“Groups launch effort to mobilize poll workers amid coronavirus pandemic”


A group of civic-minded organizations have joined together to recruit thousands of volunteers to work the polls this November, as states grapple with how the coronavirus pandemic could affect voting in the fall.

The nonprofit organizations and businesses behind the new effort, “Power the Polls,” are Civic Alliance, Comedy Central, Fair Elections Center, Levi Strauss & Co., Patagonia, Time To Vote, Pizza to the Polls, MTV, Uber and We Can Vote. The groups seek to get as many as 250,000 people to help keep in-person elections running as safely and efficiently as possible this fall.

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