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LaRose says Ohio's poll workers shortage is easing

Ohio's Secretary of State says 7,000 have responded to his call to sign up.
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Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose (photo courtesy of

COLUMBUS — A week after pointing out that Ohio is in dire need of pollworkers for the Nov. 2 election, Secretary of State Frank LaRose says more than 7,000 Ohioans have responded to help.

After breaking records in poll worker recruitment in 2020, LaRose said last week that Ohio was short more than 15,000 commitments.

Since then, the state jumped from 58 percent of its total goal to 75 percent.

To learn more about what serving as a poll worker entails or to sign up, visit or contact your county board of elections.

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