They come from different ends of the political spectrum, and they’ve even squared off on the ballot, but Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown and Republican former Gov. Robert Taft joined forces recently to urge young Ohioans to volunteer as poll workers for the general election.
Both Mr. Brown and Mr. Taft have served as Ohio Secretary of State, the state’s top election’s job. And the pair used their odd-couple team up to encourage Ohioans to volunteer to work the polls.
Many of the senior citizens who have routinely volunteered as poll workers have opted out this year because the coronavirus poses bigger risks for them. In Lucas County alone, more than 200 experienced poll workers will not be returning.
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