With misinformation running rampant in certain corners, officials worry some poll workers may try to interfere with the voting process this fall.
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With the election less than two months away, the state is recruiting people to set up polling places, assist voters, and more on Election Day.
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.
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.
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.
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.