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Updated: September 22, 2021 | 10:36 am

False voter fraud claims, COVID and heavy workloads are contributing to Pa.’s poll worker shortage

Election officials say harassment from groups who incorrectly believe last fall’s election was fraudulent is one of the reasons poll workers are quitting the ballot box.

By Sam Dunklau

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Want to be a poll worker? Philly says it’s responding to ‘unprecedented’ number of applicants

Some 20,000 people applied to serve as a poll worker in Philadelphia and it’s taking some time to sort through all of those applications.

By Ximena Conde/WHYY

Voting rights advocates in Pa. recruit interpreters, multilingual poll workers

Berks, Lehigh, and Philadelphia counties are required to recruit additional poll workers who can interpret for Spanish-speaking voters, as campaigns across the country urge people to help avert shortages.

By Alanna Elder

Pennsylvania chips away at pandemic poll worker shortages

A law passed this spring by the Republican-led Legislature let the counties, which handle the nuts and bolts of elections, assign poll workers to any precinct in their home county for the primary only. Poll workers are normally restricted to working in the precincts where they live.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press