Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose says a record 56,789 people are trained and ready to be poll workers this year.

“Ohioans are stepping up to serve as poll workers this election season at a pace never seen before, showing the world the civic engagement and can-do sense of public service our state has always exemplified,” LaRose said in a statement Thursday.

Just five counties—Ashtabula, Greene, Jackson, Pike, and Vinton—have not yet met their minimum number of poll workers.

Bob Taft, former Republican governor of Ohio, and Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) got together virtually in one of many efforts initiated to encourage people to work the polls.

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